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"The faculty and
staff are treasures
that you do not
realize when you
first arrive at
EMCC," said Kati
Fleming, a student
on the Scooba
after just a couple
of weeks of
you begin to see
that these people
really care about
you - they want to
help, and they
want you to learn.
Most of the teach-
ers treasure their
that, for the most
part, they have
adults entrusted to
their guidance. "
after a hard
day at soccer
front of the
on the Scooba
Here at East Mississippi Community
College, there are several things that we
treasure. From special times spent with
friends, to caring, devoted teachers, every-
where you turn there are hidden treasures.
Every day at EMCC you encounter something
new that would be considered a treasure in
Our president, Dr. Tommy Davis, is some-
one we all should treasure. He is entirely
devoted to our school, having graduated
from EMCC himself back in 1 954. It was he
and our board of trustees that turned the col-
lege around twelve years ago, saving the col-
lege and increasing the enrollment over two
hundred percent. The administration should
also be treasured for the leadership they pro-
vide and for achieving the goals they set for
our college. Whether financial, educational,
or emotional support is needed, students are
given an opportunity for success.
Adding to the list of treasures is not hard,
especially when you think about the five dif-
ferent locations EMCC offers its students.
The Scooba campus - the main campus - is a
special place where students get a taste of
history by attending classes in some of the
same buildings their parents did.
Then there is the Golden Triangle campus
at Mayhew, located in the Lowndes County
prairie. Here the students get to choose
among a wide variety of academic, technical,
and career courses. The Columbus Air Force
Base extension caters to military personnel,
but also serves hundreds of civilians from the
surrounding area. The fourth location, the
Meridian Naval Air Station Extension, serves
primarily military personnel, but has civilian
students as well. An academic night exten-
sion is also located in Macon.
Treasures are found everywhere one might
turn at EMCC. Some students might not
treasure the same things that their friends
do, but all in all, the days spent at EMCC
should be a treasured time in life.
- Linda Sciple
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and Tyler Lofton
talk about the foot-
Acker and Lauren
Hester talk to Mr.
Salter about their
and Eric Jones
enjoy a game of
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Right, before class starts, Kenvetta Moore, llii ia
lliil'iiiir. Chris l!ii\hiii!>. ami Itrn liimd inert behind
the Administration Building to talk about the
Below, iliirm students llirhelle Guadagno anil kuri
herd discuss plans for the evening.
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at the latest trends in a
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bove, Lauren Hester, krvstel Indersnii, lliislin
(Hinders, llreu Smith, illisnii Power and Jiilm
lilrliell are walking through HCCs historical lai
lark, (lie arrliuav, it hit It lias slimil since HI:'/.
Left, kimanet Junes and llarpila lll'iird are retu
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What do you treasure? On the
Scooba Campus, we treasure many
things, such as the special bond
between teachers and students. You
can always depend on the teachers to
do their very best to make your col-
lege experience one you will never tor-
get. We also treasure the close friend-
ships students develop as they start
school in a new place.
Of course, the different sports are
also treasures, both to the athletes
that are involved in them and their
fans. These athletes have usually
played "their" sport all their lives,
experts in their
game of choice,
the way. From football, soccer, and
basketball in the fall to baseball, soft-
ball, and golf in the spring, fans can
always take some time off and enjoy
With all these treasures found on
the Scooba Campus, we sometimes
forget the recently completed and
newest additions. The girls' honors
dorm wing has been added recently, as
has the men's honors dorm. A com-
plete interior renovation of the
Business offices and Financial Aid
offices of Wallace Hall has given much
needed space for the business of the
college. Work is underway on the
newest treasure, the addition to the
science building. And last, but not
least, we are in the process of
raising money for the Chapel in the
Pines, which will provide space for
religious activities for students.
We hope that your experiences at
EMCC's Scooba Campus will be some-
thing you'll always treasure.
- Jennifer Hester
and Linda Sciple
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Ili'lim . Larnipr Lunsfuril takes notes durino lecture
in ilrs. 11 iiiiliiiu'inih llmiiiin lleielnpitieiil lliirriiiiie &
One of EMCC's greatest treasures is its
extension located at the Columbus Air Force
Base, which otters classes to over 200 mili-
tary personnel and civilians each year.
The instructors at the base have found
that the college extension is a special treas-
ure for them for many reasons. "EMCC's
CAFB extension is a special place for both
instructors and students," said Dudley
Shurlds, history instructor. "This site is very
informal or 'laid back.' which makes one feel
very comfortable. Mrs. Newton and Renee
Sanders know their jobs, which facilitates
faculty members' duties. There is no other
place I'd rather be."
The fact that the faculty have given their
time and talents to educate and prepare the
students in a positive setting is something
that is very treasurable. The students, in
return, meet instructor expectations and feel
comfortable approaching their teachers
when they have questions, which is why
there is always a good student-faculty rela-
tionship. It is also why EMCC-CAFB
Extension Director Jacqueline B. Newton has
a place in her heart for these relationships.
"What I treasure about EMCC-CAFB is the
students' relationship with the faculty and
staff, and I also value knowing that
Columbus Air Force Base has reached the
best quality of improved education. The staff
consists of six full-time personnel, with some
assistance of part-time help. The office han-
dles all areas for the students, from being
successfully admitted to the College, to com-
pleting the courses required for an Associate
Degree and University transfer. To know
that we have gone above and beyond the
call of duty to help students meet their goals
is what I treasure the most."
Whether it's the educational opportunity
the base extension represents, the instructor-
student relationships, or the positive, helpful
attitudes of the staff, the Columbus Air
Force Base extension is clearly a treasure of
- Monica Davis
Above, Tiim iii Fields iiml Prim illii lleiuiey keep up
with I lie timing of the musical notes given by llnsn
for Children instructor Jerome Key.
Iia I'ale finishes her Imsol't (Mire
assignment before the end of class. The I 111! boasts a
large computer lali lor student use.
it'll, computer instructor Mrs. Lou lloliiml listens to
■losliiiii II ii Imiiiii niiliiin a imililciii in llicroi onipiilcr
Above, College Alorbra instructor llonna
Ullrich explains a formula to her class.
The CAFB also offers Calculus,
Trigonometry, and Finite Hath, all taught
by Mrs. Ullrich.
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Below, Uremia lli'iinl iiml Linda Ileum share a In
Above, Fred Tate, Crystal Sizemore, Kerstii Sims,
and llirliiirllii Shrill discuss I lie lecture assign-
ment they were given in their class.
Lett. Iiiiih h run prepares fur his next class in the
Student (enter. The center has piml tallies, vend-
ing machines, a television viewing area, tables and
chairs, and a smoking area.
True to its name, the Golden Triangle Campus
continues to be a treasure to the many people who
take advantage of the golden educational opportu-
Those opportunities are not only in education
but in life itself. "The response to offerings on this
campus has been so great that all efforts to
increase the classrooms and parking have been
quickly overcome by more new students and addi-
tional services," said Dr. Rick Young, Executive
Officer of the Golden Triangle Campus.
"Convenient location, flexible year-round class
schedules, and quality education for a reasonable
cost are just some of the many reasons that the
Golden Triangle Campus has been so successful."
The highly dedicated staff and personnel are the
true treasures that make everything possible. The
legacy of the faculty and staff who have worked so
tediously for so many years is now and always will
be the graduates as well as the others served by
the Golden Triangle Campus, and their contribu-
tions as leaders and the economic prosperity of our
region will not be soon forgotten.
The Golden Triangle Campus's growth continues
on. The campus has plans that include new build-
ings, parking, and program offerings, which should
result in a contribution of the high level of services
that are required to meet the demands of the 1 1 st
Century. With these possibilities and the continued
support of local board and county supervisors,
many new golden educational opportunities will be
discovered and treasured by all.
- George Spinks
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Below, la\liii l'uniiin«rtiiini is taking notes during Mr.
Hark Si'lindrr's lecture in Western Civilization I class.
For the students that attend the
Meridian Naval Air Station EMCC
Extension, there are numerous things on
campus to treasure. There are things like
the shortened and flexibility of the semes-
ters, dedicated staff and students, class-
room availability and experienced and
The student body at MNAS extension is
composed mostly of military personnel,
for whom the classes were designed. The
EMCC extension offers intensive eight- to
twelve-week semesters with classes taught
in the afternoon and evenings. Students
can receive an Associate's degree in less
than a year by taking short-term classes.
This is a true treasure for military stu-
dents who need to take classes quickly
before moving on to another base.
"Students like the mobility and flexibili-
ty of the classes at MNAS because the
classes are brought to them," said Mr.
Mark Schroeder, Director of the Meridian
Naval Air Station EMCC Extension.
"Receiving a college education is very
important for your future," Schroeder
said. "From the neck down, you can
make $5 per hour all day, but from the
neck up, the sky's the limit!"
Schroeder also said that the instructors
at the base treasure the opportunity for
the exchange of ideas between students
and instructors. It is because of these
exchanges that dreams are fulfilled and
students of the MNAS extension receive
an Associate's degree, one of the many
treasures of a valuable education.
- Monica Davis
Above, during Western Civilization class, student
Teresa llaxkin puts her education to the test as she
instructs the class lor the evening.
Right, Mien Lester and Carol Inn Quart mini use
their text hooks In keep up with Legal Environment i
Business instructor U Welch's lecture.
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Lett, student Jerry Blue and EMtC HAS Director
Hail Schroeiler listen In Teresa llaskin's led lire.
Above, Joseph Nl mlian pays close atten-
tion In llr. Lit tun's lecture in American
National Government class.
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with the opportu-
nity to make so
many fond mem -
Morgan McPhail, a
sophomore on the
"Some of those
playing in the
water on campus
with my suite-
mates when it
pating in the
Beauty and Beau
going to Mr.
Salter's house to
hang out. The Lord
has placed so
people in my life
during these short
two years. I have
formed a family
on this campus
among the faculty
and the students
that I will never
forget. I am so
glad that I chose to
their dorm life
talking on the
enjoy a fun day
playing in the
rain after a
Campus life is a treasure to the stu-
dents of East Mississippi Community
College. Whether enjoying dorm life,
or attending all the extracurricular
activities on campus, such as athletics,
homecoming, beauty and beau pag-
eant, and club meetings, students are
always developing new friendships.
Students spend their extra time play-
ing volleyball, playing cards in the
Student Center, and just hanging out
with old and new friends. During the
fall semester, students enjoy the
Christmas play, inflatable fun day,
concerts, pep rallies, and sports
events. The Spring semester is filled
with an art exhibit, Pine Grove
Festival, concerts, and more sports
activities, all of which make campus
life an experience one will never for-
"Campus life is very different, and it
gives you the chance to experience life
on your own," said Kelly Johnson, a
freshman majoring in psychology.
"Living here is about give and take,
cooperation and participation, basical-
ly. It is about having fun learning
Whether living on campus or com-
muting, students will always find
something to do, people to meet, and
memories to treasure at EMCC.
- Jennifer Hester
Top, Jon Detrick
Herbert Handy are
showing their true
singing talent at
Garton and Randi
Little are looking to
see who can make
the biggest splash.
McPhail are gath-
ering items for a
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Right, Tameka Pippin, Robert Peoples, Terrone
Hopson. Reshard Alonza, and Iracey Wallace
sing to the audience at Jan Jlicks while making a
l$elow. Aaron l%udlove and Dominique Nay lor
chat about what is going on after class today.
tfelow, Kristin McClelland. Shannon thrown,
and James Sanford are on an adventure to
win the scavenger hunt held by the SCJ.
Above, many students con-
verse on the back steps of
building between classes.
"When all else fails,
leave it to me and my
crazy friends to find
something to do, even
if it's getting down
and dirty on a rainy
"Jun Jlicks was most
enjoyable. £7t was fun
acting like my favorite
artist and making a
video. S7 had a lot of
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No matter what the season
in Scooba, Miss., there are
numerous events and activities
to get involved in.
In plaee ol our annua
Back-T o-Sehool dance this
year. Fun Flicks came to the
campus in August. It was a new
activity that gave the Scooba stu-
dents the opportunity to dress up
and make a music video ol them-
selves lip synching to their lavorite
music. "I liked how everyone came
together and participated. The trib-
ute to Aaliyah, by Crystal Hogan.
was great! said Sophomore
Each spring EMCC holds a
crawl ish boil in the Caleteria.
Cajun music is played in the
background while students line up
to lill their plates with crawiish.
"It is big lun every year. said
Caleteria Manager Steve Sharp.
As they say in New Orleans. "Let
sings to Dowki Low
by R. Kelly in a video
made by Jun Jlicks.
Students lip synched
in front of a blue
screen, and a back-
ground of their
choice was added
later. Alonza wore a
Hawaiian hat to go
with a beach back-
the good times roll!
I here are also numerous
activities sponsored by the
Student C hristian Fellowship
and the Fellowship ol
Christian Athletes. The SCF
and the rCA oiler students
several activities each year,
including Christian rock bands,
such as Purification through
Bloodshed, a Meridian band that
played in August ol this year.
"It was very spiritually uplifting,
said a student alter the program
When there isn t something
planned lor students, they find
their own entertainment, lrom a
game ol night volleyball to play-
ing in the mud.
Despite the dillerent interests
ol students, there is always some-
thing positive and lun available
lor them to do.
— Monica Davis
Above, students fill their trays full of crawfish and play with
their food during the annual crawfish bowl.
Above, Derrick Wallace, Nakesha Vassar, and rjobbu Johnson
put on a show for the Scooba students during Jun Jlicks.
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tfelow, Tim Penry and Susan Cherry
work on their clay sculptures in prepara-
tion for the Pine Qrove festival.
Each year. EN 1C C s Scooba
C ampus holds its cherished Pine
The leslival. which allows stu
dents, instructors and the public
an opportunity to celebrate the line
arts with music, art exhibits, litera-
ture, theatre and guest performers,
olliciallv begins with the annual pres-
entation ol Syzygy, the college s liter-
ary magazine. I he presentation was
part ol the EMCC Scooba
C ampus s Awards Day, held April
19. Following tradition, the 2001 Syzygy editor.
Angel Williams, presented the lirsl copy ol the lit-
erary magazine to District Academic Dean Randall
1 bat night, the drama class perlormed A
Night of Shits and Sketches." EMCC faculty and
stall starred in two skits: A Big Round Guy Falls
OH a High \\ all and C auscs Quite a Ruckus in
the town, and I he Doctors Office. Student skits
included The Really. Really. Really True Stoiy of
C mderella. 7 \ s Johnny I 'rbane - Intellectual
Katie Richards and
^ana Moss sketch a pic
tare to display at the
Pine Qrove festival.
Detective, and I rouble is haling
The art students held an art
exhibit and sale in the Stenins
I lall loyer. which began with a
pottery demonstration by art
instructor I errv C herry.
On April 26. guest speaker
Elizabeth Sareone presented a lec-
ture. Myths and Fairy 1 ales: i\ot
Just lor Children in the Stennis
On the evening ol May 1, the
EMCC choral students perlormed. The concert,
under the direction ol Mrs. Brenda DiMichele and
perlormed by members ol EN [C C s All State
1 lonor Choir. Rellections and C oncert Choir, lea-
lured songs such as Just a Single \ oiee. Sing lor
Joy I his Festive Day, and A/ivm/ji ol Lile.
Earlier in the leslival. the band presented a
Spring lime Melodies concert. I he concert lea-
lured such melodies as ;\ll Glory I old. Emblem ol
L nity. and Amazing Grace.
— Jenniler Hester
Above, Toccara Coleman and
Christina White are rehearsing
songs for the choral concert held in
May of each year.
Above, Dean Randall fc. Lee is presented with the first copy of the literary maga-
zine Syzygy by the magazine's editor, Angel Williams.
Right. Mandy Wells is painting one of her many masterpieces to be displayed in
the student art exhibit.
Left, science instructor Andrea ^judd mentally rehearses her
lines before performing in the all faculty skit. rf gig Round
tSelow. quest speaker Elizabeth barcone
talks to the audience about f air u tales.
^ar below. Mr. Herru Cherru holds a
potteru demonstration in the Stennis
fouer as part of the pine Qrove festival.
'V look forward to
I pine Qrove every
year because you
get to see a lot of
and hear different
types of music."
art teacher jVlr-
c^ pus ^
Right. Elizabeth Thomas plays the part of
Cinderella in the Really. Really. Really True
Story of Cinderella.
Below, Qabe McCann plays the prince who tries
to talk to Cinderella, played by Elizabeth
^elow. "Jason Moody plays the mayor and
Jeremy Jarvis plays the detective in
Trouble 9s Eating My Pants.
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Above, several of Mrs.
Qordon's Drama babies
play the audience to Jason
Moody's televangelist in
Trouble 9s Eating My
"Watching the play
inspired me to partici-
pate in drama this
year, and 9 feel lucky
to be part of such a
"9 love acting and
making people laugh.
Cast year at EjVlGC, 9
played the leading
role in Lady in Qreen. "
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I he drama students per-
lormed A Night ol Skits and
Sketches during EMCC s annu-
rine drove Festival activities.
Skits included the Really,
Really, Really True Story ol
Cinderella, TVs Johnny Urbane -
Intellectual Detective, and Trouble is
Eating My Pants. EMCC faculty
and stall starred in two skits: A Big
Round Guy Tails Off a High Wall
and Causes Quite a Ruckus in the
Town, and The Doctors Ollice.
Students in the play were
Jeremy Jarvis, Elizabeth Thomas.
Crystal Hogan, Gabe McCann, Josh
Goodwin, Summer Wooten, Lois
Morris. Jason Moody, Shanna
Beasley, Deanna Smith, Derrick
Conner, Frankie Doss. Star
Stephenson, and Matthew Terrell.
Instructors and stall included Sean
McDonnall, Janet Brings, Bill
garnet Griggs plays
and former soccer
McDonnall plays a
patient in the all
faculty and staff
The Doctor's Office.
Lauderdale, Michele Staley,
Andrea Judd, and Martha
This was the lirst year at
EMCC and lirst production lor
new drama instructor Marie
Cordon. I he Drama Babies, as
Mrs. Gordon allectionately calls
her students, helped with set
design, costumes, props, play pro-
gram and publicity.
"I extend my heartlelt thanks
to the Drama Babies lor giving
me the time ol my lile, said
Mrs. Gordon. "My thanks also to
the entire EMCC student body,
faculty, stall, and administration
lor their well 'wishes and support.
Also assisting the production
were Melanie Key, Donnie Stokes,
Bobbie Gibson, Lucy Hull and
— Jennifer Hester
Above, Crystal Hogan, playing one of the ugly stepsisters,
argues with Cinderella's Elizabeth Thomas.
Above, Jeremy jarvis and Summer Wooten play the classic
gumshoe detective and tempting "dame" in Trouble.
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t>aois, fCfistel /4nde*son, an) dassie /ktfUns.
D really enjoyed being In the
pageant. Ot toas exciting getting tc
knew ail ofi the contestants. -Dt mas
an hone* tc be chosen /Host 'Beautiful
at d/HCC. " Y}ennifa* Knox
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' D hob a really fiun time In the
c/H(Z(Z ^Beauty anh^Beau pageant,
/ill the. guys get tc play cards In the
back while the girts to&te en stage.
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rjelow, Angela White sings Patsy Gline
songs for the audience while the judges
make their decision.
Jennifer Campbell-Knox of
Scooba was chosen as the top
beauty and Paul Mallard of
Starkville was chosen as top
in the annual beauty
and \3eau Pageant held on the
Scooba Campus November 6.
The top five beauties includ-
ed Jennifer Campbell-Knox of
Scooba, Kristel Anderson of
Macon, Rachel Nowell of
Columbus, Selena Davis of
Clarksdale, and Cassie Atkins
The top five beaus included
Jred Murray ofAmory; Patrick DiMichele and
William fSrown of Scooba; Paul Mallard of
Starkville; and. Wade Whitaker of DeKalb.
The top ten beauties included Davis,
Atkins, Nowell, Campbell, and Anderson;
Lauren Hester and Jennifer Hester of New
Hope; Destiny Drish of Columbus; Amanda
Harpole of Scooba; and Erica Ray of West
Above, in the annual
beauty and \3eau
pageant, the selected
top ten return on stage
En tertainmen t for the
evening was provided by the
EMCC Reflections and Miss
Angela White, a performer
with the Meridian Little
Paul Miller, assistant acade-
mic director of the Qolden
Triangle campus, was the
master of ceremonies for the
pageant. Mrs. 9rene Nichols
and Mrs. Robin Julton were
co-head chairpersons for this
year's event, instructors who
helped included Patricia
Calloway, Wynelia Cherry, %renda DiMichele,
Rachel Ezelle, Marie Qordon, Lucy Hull, IS'ill
Lauderdale, Susan Sleppy, Mary Margaret
Smith, and Martha Taylor. Many staff and
students also helped behind the scenes,
because of the hard work of all involved, the
pageant will hold cherished memories for
- Jennifer Hester
Above, Shannon thrown adds the fin
ishing touches to Kristin
McClelland's hair before the show
Above, the tMGG singing group, Reflections, performs for the audience during an
intermission of the beauty and fteau Pageant.
Right, beauty contestants Amanda Harpole, Gassie Atkins, and Randi Little pose
for the camera during one of the pageant breaks.
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Left, Kristel Anderson freshens up her face while she waits
for her turn on stage.
tfelow. 2001 l%eau contestants Josh Steele and Kenny
Mason enjoy a funny conversation while waiting for the pre-
sentation of tfeaus.
tfelow, beauty contestants Marshetta
Little, "Jackie Elder, and Selena Davis
talk about how pretty all the girls look
in their dresses.
Vmmediatly below, the people that
made the pageant possible are co-
chairman Robin Julton, emcee Paul
Miller and co-chairman Srene Nichols.
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Right. Lauren Hester, Allison Power, and Keely
Rutledge enjoy the quiet study time they have
in their dorm room,
l^elow, Kristin McClelland prepares herself for
the rest of the week by ironing her clothes for
tSelow. ^josh McCarty and l^en Masoi / sat i
that the socks they're wearing on their
hands make them'go taster" as they play
one of their favorite a, m
Above, after a long day in
class, Kelly Johnson down-
loads songs off her com-
puter and burns a CD.
"Dorm life is good
because you always
have someone to talk
to, and you make a lot
of new friends."
"Living in the dorm is a
good transition be-
tween leaving home and
living on your own be-
cause you have your
roommate and suite-
mates to help you deal
with your problems. "
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Dorm life at EMCC is a
treasured experience that will be
remembered lor a Ide time and
an interesting aspect ol what
college lile really is all about.
While meeting many new peo-
ple and learning to cooperate with
them on a daily basis, a student
develops a sense ol independence.
Whether watching movies, playing
games with suitemates. talking on
the phone to Inends, or most
importantly, sleeping alter a long
night out, dorm lile can be a
new and exciting experience lor
"Dorm lile at Scooba is better
than anywhere else because you
gel to talk to your teammates
and you get to meet new people,
said Ben Mason, a member ol
the baseball team.
Students learn many les-
sons ol lile when they deal
with their roommates and
suitemates. Living in the
dorm also gives students the
opportunity lo socialize with dil-
rerent types ol people Irom
many walks ol lile. Living on
campus gives the students a
chance to get away Irom home,
as well as lo sec -what lile is
all about. Students learn many
responsibilities, such as waking
up on time lor classes, doing
laundry, and remembering obli-
Overall, the experience dorm
students obtain on the Scooba
campus will be one they will
continue lo cherish lor years to
— Jennifer Hester
Above, while in their dorm room, Niko tdwards and Renaldo
Deans enjoy watching Monday night football.
Above, urew Powell, tSill Cotton, Todd Harcrow, and Matt Michew
do the usual in the bogs dorm: talk on the phone and hang out.
tSelow. EMGG cheerleader Cassie Atkins
throws miniature footballs and bags of
candy Into the stands.
game, held October 20,
was a bittersweet ending
to a full week of activities.
The week began with
students following the
cheerleaders' dress up list.
Each day, students were
asked to show their support
for the dons by dressing a
certain way. The last dag
was Hush day, where the
cheerleaders couldn't speak
all dau. During the week, a
Homecoming dance was
held, inflatable Jun came to
the campus, and the students enjoyed
a pep rally. Anyone who caught a
cheerleader talking on Hush day got a
chance to hit that cheerleader with a pie
during the pep rally.
On Homecoming dag, an alumni lun-
cheon was held in the Keyes Currie
Coliseum with entertainment by the
Honored at the luncheon
were Mark D. McPhail, the
Service Award recipient,
and A.L Courtney, Jr., the
\a zr^- *sf , 2001 Alumnus of the Mear
Qandy, tddieMoss, and redpient ' J
EMCC played Holmes at
2 p.m. The final score was
3-17. The Lions may have
lost, but they played a
Half-time events included
the presentation of the
2001 Homecoming court
and the crowning of the queen. Morgan
McPhail was crowned queen.
following the game, a reception for
students and alumni was held at the
president's home. Whether good or bad,
the memories made during
Homecoming will be cherished by many.
- Jennifer Hester
Jonathan West, mem-
bers of the football
team, enjoy the pep
rally, which was
held on Friday in front
of the cafeteria.
Above, Dean Lee eats at the "kiddie
table" daring open house at the
Above, the EMCG football team runs onto the field ready to play Holmes.
Right, the 2001 EMCG Homecoming Court includes Roshunda Evans, Gamillia
Joote, Jennifer Knox, Sheena Jordan, Queen Morgan McPhail, Lauren Hester,
Kimanet ^ones, Tenisha $land, and Gora McDuffy.
Left, cheerleaders Kimanet Tories and Elise Mallette try to
clean their faces after the pie throwing event was over.
ISelow, the EMCC Reflections provided entertainment during
the Alumni luncheon. Accompanying them on piano is choral
instructor fijrenda DiMichele.
Below. Mark McPhail stands ready to
receive the Distinguished Service
Award from Alumni President Donnie
Smmediatly below, EMCC mascot Leo
the Lion shows his true colors as he
fights off the Holmes bulldog with the
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FRESHMAN MAID FRESHMAN MAID FRESHMAN MAID
fZenitAa Sitand Jlawten Meatex, JUmanet foned,
StoAJfumda &jto#td Qxma Mc3)xiffy
SOPHOMORE MAID SOPHOMORE MAID
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u It was an honor to have been chosen East Mississippi Community Coieeges
homecoming queen. 1 eeee blessed to be abie to represent such a wonderful
SCHOOL AND SUCH WONDERFUL PEOPLE."- ~ M.ORGAN McPhAIL
Right, receiver Detrick l^arnetthas an open
path to take the ball down the field during
the Homecoming game.
Below, Homecoming Queen Morgan McPhail is
joined bg EMCC President Dr. Tommy Davis
and Qolden Triangle GEO Dr. Rick Ljoung.
Below. A.L. Courtney receives the Alumnus
of the Ujear Award from Alumni President
Donnie Qrayson during halftime cere-
Above, the inaugural
inductees to EMCC's Sports
Hall ofjame are introduced
on the field before the
"9 had two of my suite
mates in the homecoming
court this year. 9 enjoyed
watching the whole court
walk out on the football
field in their dresses.
Everything was very nice. "
"9 enjoyed all of the home-
coming activities. The pep
rally was fun to watch and
the pie throwing was an
experience to watch. EMCC's
homecoming was fun."
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9n addition to the traditional
festivities, this years
Homecoming celebration includ-
ed a Korean War memorial ded-
ication and a Sports Hall of
fame induction ceremony.
The Korean War memorial
dedication honored those EM^C stu-
dents who served our country in the
Korean War. The dedication was a
project of the 1 23rd Medical Collection
Company (SEP), National Quard,
which has a special bond with EMCC
because the members were EMCC
students when they were called to
active duty. When theu were called to
train for active duty, theu first used
the EMCC campus as their tempo-
rary barracks. The ceremonu was
headed by Sergeant Carl Hildreth of
Columbus, a former EMfC student and mem-
ber of the companu. The dedication ceremonu
took place at the new memorial erected between
Al Sports Hall of
meets Mrs. Davis
Davis during a
reception in their
home after the
and old gum. Quest speaker
was brigadier Qeneral fames R.
McKell. "Taps" was performed
bu EMCC student Bobby
Later that morning, twenty for-
mer athletes and coaches were
inducted during the inaugural
Sports Hall of fame ceremony. This
year's inductees included fred
Adams, ferry ^oatner, Betty
Spears Boyette, Randall
Bradberry, fesse Brown, Bill
ISuckner, Roger Duncan, Don
Edwards, 9kie Ethridge, Henry
faulkner, fack Manley, Richard
Math is, Clyde Pierce, Qerald Poole,
Malcolm Robinson, Thomas
Scarborough, Warren Swoope, and
fames Walker. Also Included are two former
EMCC coaches who are now deceased, Robert
Victor Sullivan, and Keyes Currie.
Above, during the pep rally, Mr. Thrash, Crystal Hogan. and Mr.
Cherry give the student body some nice entertainment.
Above, at the pep rally, Jennifer Hester smacks cheerleader Jennifer
Campbell-Knox in the face with a pie for talking on "Hash day. "
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In my experience at EMCG I have overcome
my obstacles that will help me later in my
on-going college career. God has really
"EMCC has taught me that no matter what
happens to you, there are always friends to
- , push you on." '\-, : *
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Jones shows her
ing week by dress-
ing as a tiger on
costume day. Her
Kimanet Jones and
her escort walk on
the field during
the presentation of
; court at half time
Roderick takes a
break on the
sidelines during a
football game this
him from scor-
ing during the
Kimanet Denise Jones was
samed Miss MM.CC and Roderick
Gandy was named Mr. EMCC by
the student body in november.
Kimanet, a Secondary Education
major from columbus, is the
DAUGHTER OF EtHEL JoNES. She IS
iN EMCC cheerleader, a member
df the Choir, Gospel Choir,
Drama Ciub, FCA, and a member
of Jesus Christ Church of
Columbus. She is a member of the
national honor Society, ' Who's
Who Among College Students, a
sophomore maid in the emcc
Homecoming Court, and co-head
CHEERLEADER. RODERICK GaNDY, A
pRE'IfAW MAJOR FROM CdUMBUS, IS
the son of royand dorothy
Gandy. He is a member of the
Football team, Fellowship of
Christian Athletes^ and*a member
of the Church of God In Chrisi
Congratulations to Kimanet
and Roderick. We hope your time
at 1 emcc has been a treasured one. ,'i
Patrick DiMichszb, a Wildlife Eaw Enforcement major
FROM SCOOBA, IS THE SON OF CoNRAD AND BrENDA
DiMichele. He is a member of FCA, $CF, Music
Theatre Workshop, the Football team, and the
Collegian. He was also chosen as one of the top five
beaus in this year's Beauty and Beau pageant. T chose
EMCC because I've lived here all my life and I knew
THIS WAS A GREAT PLACE BEFORE I ENROLLED HERE. Now I
AM GETTING A GREAT EDUCATION AND MEETING A LOT OF
NEW PEOPLE. " a
Rodney Outlaw, a Eiberal Arts major from
$TARKVILLE, IS THE SON OF RoSlE OUTLAW. He IS A
MEMBER OF THE FoOTBALL TEAM, REFLECTIONS, AND
Music Theatre Workshop. u EMCC has made me a
BETTER PERSON. EMCC HAS HELPED ME MATURE RAPID-
LY, AND I APPRECIATE IT GREATLY. ATTENDING COLLEGE
HERE HAS TAUGHT ME TO BE A GREAT PERSON AT ALL
c(V mp"« £j^
Courtney Pom, a Business Technolgy major from
West Point, is the daughter of William and
Golden Jefferson. She is a member of the EMCC
Gospel Choir and Phi Beta Eambda. T chose
EM.CC because it is a wonderful school to prepare
YOU FOR A MAJOR UNIVERSITY. "
1 ^cccba &
Pansy Brown, a Hotel and Restaurant major from
Starkville, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Whlie D. Wilson. A Golden Triangle student,
she is the Vice-President of DECA. "Since it had
BEEN A NUMBER OF YEARS SINCE I ATTENDED SCHOOL, I
CHOSE EMCC TO prepare MYSELF TO GO BACK TO
m$u to get my b.$. degree in business and
Ben Cooper, a Hotel and Restaurant major from
Starkville, is the son of Debbie and Robert
Cooper. A Golden Triangle student, he is the
DECA FUNDRAISER COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN/ SOCIAL PLAN-
NER, an Eagle scout, and a member of EVA. u The
PROGRAMS AND THE TEACHERS ARE FUN. I CHOSE
EMCC because it is not too far to drive and just
ABOUT ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE OUT HERE. *
Camelua Foots, a Pre~Eaw major from Columbus,
IS THE DAUGHTER OF GlENDA BuCKHALTER AND $AMMIE
BuCKHALTER. $HE IS A MEMBER OF THE EMCC BAND,
Choir and Drama Club. u I chose EMCC because I
NEEDED TO START AT A JUNIOR COLLEGE. CoLLEGE HAS
TAUGHT ME TO WORK HARD AND STUDY TO MAINTAIN A
GOOD GRADE POINT AVERAGE. "
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/tit. anb/Hlss 6/HCC
Golden Triangle Campus
Attending EMCC has been a very knowledge-
expanding experience. Attending this great
school has taught me that hard work and
determination is truly the key to reaching
"I chose EMCC because they give you a head
start on your goals. College has taught me to
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Alander Neal does
research in the
library for a class
assignment. A biol-
ogy major, Neal
will be spending a
great deal of col-
lege time doing
here, and I'm real-
ly looking forward
to more experi-
ences and meeting
more people at
- Kenya Petty
EMCC, because it
gave me the
chance to meet
new people and
friends . "
- Alander Neal
works on a floral
during a Hotel
Alander Neal and Kenya Petty
were chosen by the crolden
Triangle Campus student body as
Mr. and Miss EMCC.
Alander, a Biology major from
StaRKVILLE, IS THE SON OF l,OVEY AND
Alice Neai. He is a member of
Who s Who Among American
College Students, the Kappa
Aepha Theta Honors Society, and
the Honors Society. He is also
on the Deans L,ist.
Kenya Petty, a Hotel and
Restaurant major from Blackjack,
is the daughter of wlllie and
Connie Petty. She is a member of
Mr. and Miss EMCC are two
students chosen by the campus
student body to best represent the
college. These students must have
excellent grade point averages, be
involved in campus activities, and
be positive, friendly representatives
of the college.
Congratulations, Alander and
Kenya, on your accomplishments.
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Morgan McPhah,, a Poutical Science major from
CoLLINSVILLE, IS THE DAUGHTER OF Mr. AND Mrs. Mark
McPhail. She is a member of FCA, SCF, PTK, SGA, and the
SoFTBAll TEAM. $HE IS PRESIDENT OF SGA, A USA AlL'AcADEMIC
NOMINEE, A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENTS 1,IST AND NaTIONAI
Dean's List, a HEADWAE recipient, Homecoming Queen,
and Top Academic Freshman Female Athiete. "I chose FMCC
BECAUSE OF ITS SMALL ENVIRONMENT AND WONDERFUL REPUTATION. I
HAVE FORMED SO MANY WONDERFUL RELATIONSHIPS AND GREAT MEM-
ORIES THAT I WILL CHERISH FOREVER. FMCC HAS HELPED PREPARE
ME FOR THE NEXT STEP IN MY LIFE. " »
Crystal Qctzntgva Hogan, an art major from Starkville,
IS THE DAUGHTER OF HERMAN AND Tl,OUISE ASHFORD. $HE IS A
MEMBER OF MuSIC ThEATRE WORKSHOP, REFLECTIONS, AND
the Student Government Association. She has been hon-
ored by Reflections for her work. "EMCC has made me
more open, and it makes me more confident about myself.
i have made more friends here than in starkville hlgh
School. I will surely miss this school, the students, and
THE WONDERFUL TEACHERS WHEN I GRADUATE. "
c ftT»P>« *£r
IfiON Tsrreii, Ash, a Biochemistry/Pre-Medicine major from
DeKalb, is the son of Forena and Jerry Grady. He is a member
of the EMCC Lions Band, Choir, FMCC Gospel Choir, and
IS THE HEAD MUSICIAN OF MeRCY AND PEACE ChURCH. He IS A
RECIPIENT OF THE NATIONAL BaND AwARD, A MEMBER OF THE
National Honor Society, Who's Who Among American
College Students, Dean's List, and is the Drum Captain. "I
CHOSE EMCC BECAUSE OF THE FAMILY ATMOSPHERE. The FRIENDS I
HAVE MADE ARE INNUMBERABLE. GoD HAS TRULY BLESSED ME HERE AT
EMCC. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER MY TWO YEARS HERE."
Josette Brown, a Hotei and Restaurant major from
Starkville, is a member of DECA, the Student
Government Association, and is the Hotel and
Restaurant DECA President. A Golden Triangle stu-
dent, SHE IS CERTIFIED BY THE STATE IN $ERVeSaFE, HAS BEEN A
Girl Scout leader for five years, and is a Who's Who
recipient. t chose to attend emcc because of the out-
STANDING Hotel & Restaurant program that is offered.
This program has helped me utilize my skills and secure a
bright career for my future. "
Aiandsr Nbai, a Biology major from Starkville, is the
son of eovey and alice neal. a golden triangle stu-
DENT, HE IS A MEMBER OF Who's Who AmONG AMERICAN
College Students, the Kappa Alpha Theta Honors
Society, and the Honors Society. He is also on the
Dean's Eist. u Attending EMCC has been a very knowl-
edge-expanding EXPERIENCE. ATTENDING THIS GREAT SCHOOL
HAS TAUGHT ME THAT HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION IS
TRULY THE KEY TO REACHING ONE'S GOALS."
Ryan Waudrop, a Pre-Pharmacy major from Columbus,
is the son of Dennis and Brenda Waldrop. He is a
member of the emcc football team, and a member of
Eighthouse Baptist Church in Columbus. He was
named Defensive Player of the Week three times, in
Itawamba, Co~Ein and Coahoma. T have matured
GREATLY SINCE I STARTED AT EMCC. I HAVE MET A LOT OF
FRIENDS AND HAVE HAD MANY MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES. "
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rjelow, choral director Mrs. f3renda
DiMichele speaks to the visiting children
before the performance begins.
The week following
Thanksgiving, 60 EMCC Choir
students donned costumes and
took to the stage to bring
Christmas cheer to the Scooba
frosty Jollies Holiday Revue, a
combination of two of choral direc-
tor Mrs. Brenda DiMichele's prior
Christmas productions, hosted
Santa Claus, his reindeer, Rudolph
Rudy's Cuties, Jrosty the
Snowman, Marshmallow Qirls,
clowns, carolers, Suzy Snowflake, a ballerina, a
Spanish duo, EMCC" cheerleaders, and the EMCC
lion mascot. Hundreds of elementary school chil-
dren and pre-schoolers attended the several
performances scheduled throughout the week,
ending with a 7 p.m. performance on Wednesday
night for members of the community, before the
evening's performance, some of the characters
performed for children of single parent EMCC
students, an annual Special Populations event.
Jrosty Jollies Revue members this year were
Scotty Elliott, Crystal Miller, Annette Creel, Qino
Perry, Eric Robinson, Cora McDuffy, Pamela
Smith, Terrell Ash, Kjrandy R,al\, Patressa
Cast members of Jrosty
Jollies Holiday Revue
dance to The Merra
fester, Steve gutter, Shannon
pfrown, Jennifer Knox Campbell,
Ton Carroll. Cheryl Clark,
Toccara Coleman, Seth
Cumberland, Patrick DiMichele,
Demorns Dlsmuke, Destiny
Drish, Jennifer Dujour,
Jacqueline Elder, Kati Jleming,
Chandra Joard, Camillia Joote,
Jelicia Qeorge, Albert Qoodwin,
Qarthia Halbert, Amanda
Harpole, Rick Hill, Crystal Hogan,
Airon Holliday, Natasha Hopson,
Shundra Jenkins, Kelly Johnson, Kimanet
Jones, Jason Latham, Marshetta Little, Lamont
Long, Chastley Louis, Rob Mc Arthur, Qabe
McCann, Melissa Minor, Tiffany Moore, Kim
Mowry, Rodney Outlaw, Ljulonda Reed, Patricia
Robertson, James Rush Jeanisha Rush, Linda
Sciple, Piper Sharp, Dusty Smith, Marion Smoot.
Qeorge Spinks, Jernadas Taylor, Holly Ward,
Chris Watson, Devron WAtson, Linda White,
Kelly Wilkins, Angel Williams, Lyndall Wood,
Summer Wooten, Andre Wright, and Kathryn
- Jennifer Hester
Above, reindeer Rodney Outlaw and
elf Crystal Hogan sing a duet for the
Above, Marshetta Little, Katie 2alme, Cora McUuffu, Crystal Hogan, Jennifer
Knox, and Kimanet Jones perform the Marshmallow Qirls song.
Right, the cast and crew of this year's Jrosty Jollies Holiday Revue.
c<v mp"s Ci^
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Left, Kati Fleming. Andre Wright, Rodney Outlaw and Dusty
Smith carry Suzy Snowflake, Crystal Miller, daring Suzy's
IQelow, Patrick DiMichele, who plays
Rudolph, and Jennifer Knox, who plays
a Rudy's Cutie, dance and sing.
immediately below, Tori Carroll signs
the words to the Christmas song.
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Right, Dennis Uupree and Rashard Alonza race
to the end of the obstacle course.
tfelow, Mandi Wells takes a break after a long
bat fan time at the "velcro pit.''
fSelow, an EMCC student goes flipping
through the air as he enjoys the exciting
dag of inflatable fan on the Scooba campus
Above, Caseg Abrams and
Steven piatt compete with
one another to see who is
faster and stronger. ..looks
like Caseg got the best of
"'It was fun. 9 really
1 enjoyed the one where
4 you had to run as fast as
you could before the cord
pulled you back. That
"The chance of acting like
a kid again is a chance
every adult looks forward
to. inflatable ~jun made
that opportunity possi-
ble." Adam l^urke, Men's
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College is supposed to be
about hard work, concentra-
tion and dedication to learn-
ing. $ut sometimes, all that
serious thought gets
monotonous, and students I
find themselves tired, run down,
and bored. How do you get out
of the doldrums? Do something
fun and unique 1 . EMCC's student
activities director, Kelbu
Bowman, made sure students
had fun mid-semester by bring-
ing In inflatable fun activities.
"9 thought it was an activity
that every student could partici-
pant in," said Bowman. "9 think
the students really enjoyed it
because 9 saw everybody participating on
every station they had set up. "
inflatable fun has several different sta-
tions, and four came to the campus this
year. Bouncy boxing allows
students to get in an inflat-
able ring and box with huge
blow-up gloves. The obsta-
cle course gives students a
challenge as they race
through tunnels, climb walls
and slide to the finish line. The
bungee run allows two stu-
dents to race each other, with
the winner reaching the flag
before the bungee cords pulls
them back to the starting line.
The velcro wall is self explana-
tory: it lets students leap into
the air and plaster themselves
against a giant velcro wall.
"As soon as they set up the
stations, everybody just ran to the activi-
ties and started playing, "said Bowman,
"inflatable fun brought back the kid in a
lot of students." Thank you, Mr. Bowman!
Above, %en Stiller, John Juller. long Sutler and Tg Harbour
wrestle to see who is "King of the Hill. "
Above, Jennifer Campbell-Knox and Alexis Hutchinson give all they
have while competing to see who is the better woman.
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V&lue (Jour Codls
matter what you
want, there is a
club or organi-
zation for you
are one of the
only do they
provide all of us
with a way of
with each other,
but they allow
every student to
with campus life
in some way."
cake during the
annual Back to
ties, which are
many of EMCC's
clubs. Hey, who
needs a fork
when you have
gather for the
annual See You
at the Pole rally.
The event is
SCF, but all stu-
and staff are
welcome to par-
Whether looking for fun, friendship, or
hoping to further one's educational experi-
ence, there is a club or organization for
everyone at EMCC.
Students have the opportunity to join
clubs based upon their major, likes, tal-
ents, goals, and educational backgrounds.
EMCC's organizations not only provide
students with extracurricular activities,
they also help to bring the whole campus
The clubs and organizations provide stu-
dents and faculty members with many
valuable life lessons. Students learn how to
be responsible for themselves as well as
others. "It is important to become involved
with as many activities as possible," said
Mrs. Brenda DiMichele, a sponsor of many
musical organizations on the Scooba
Campus. "Not only do they prepare you
for your life to follow, they also give you a
chance to make a difference here and
now." Not only do the students learn
about life, but also the sponsors learn
about their students: how they look at life
and how they think.
Above all, EMCC's organizations provide
all students with the chance to interact
with each other. One never knows when he
or she may meet a new best friend, and
there is not a lesson of more value in life.
The common goals and interests that
bring students on a campus together is
something of great value, and something
we can all treasure.
- George Spinks
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Top, Hope Holly, Ardra
Morgan, and Phi Beta
Lambda sponsor Marilyn
Doolittle count money
raised by the GT Chapter
of Phi Beta Lambda to be
donated to the Red Cross
for the Sept. 1 1 disaster
Middle, members of the
Professionals sell pizzas
as part of their fund rais-
Immediately above, Phi
Theta Kappa sponsor Jim
Academic Dean Jerry
Davis welcome GT stu-
dents into the Eta Upsilon
Chapter of the interna-
tional community college
Srudem Chmsnan Fellowship
Golden Tmangle Campus
The Student Christian Fellowship was a new addition to the
Golden Triangle's organizations this year. The Student Christian
Fellowship is a non-denominational organization designed to help
strengthen and develop college students as disciples of Christ. SCF
meets each week for fellowship, and thev plan to hold manv
extracurricular activities including praver groups, Bihle Study, fun
nights out in neighboring towns, and special events like See You at
Standing: Clark McCullv, Aaron Brooks, Marcus Moslev, Kimberly
Rice, Roxanne Liddell, Chip Wells, Levorn Daniels, Willie Clav,
Vbi Thera Kappa
Golden Tmangle Campus
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage
scholarship among associate degree students. To achieve this pur-
pose, PTK provides opportunity for the development of leadership
and service, for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals,
for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in
continuing academic excellence. This club's primary goal is to
encourage membership and to strive for academic excellence in
order to qualify for scholarship opportunities at senior institutions.
Members must be full-time students with a 3.5 GPA or better.
Seated: (left to right) Angela Huffman-Rep, Rodnev Busbv-Pres.,
Amy Arlington, Julie Boerger, Brian Mead.
A/1 Siaie CboiR
All State Choir is an organization that can be grouped with East
Mississippi Community College's variety of organizations that cater
to the musicallv inclined portion of the student body. All State
Choir consists of a select group of talented singers. Each year this
group is selected to join the Mississippi Community/Junior College
All State Honor Choir held in Jackson, Mississippi. During this con-
ference, the club members participate in a group singing of songs
that have been pre-selected each year. All throughout the school
vear, the club members practice one on one with Brenda DiMichele,
the club advisor. Mrs. DiMichele also advises Reflections, Music
Theatre Workshop, and the EMCC choir.
Standing: Seth Cumberland, Piper Sharp, Crystal Hogan, Jennifer
Knox, Rodnev Outlaw.
The Gospel Choir is an organization that seeks to enhance stu-
dents' singing abilities. The club helps to achieve spiritual education
Front Row: (left to right) Cora McDuffv, Venetta Wraggs, Shay
Hopson. Second Row: Eric Robinson, Niecv Pusha, Kimberly
Wilson. Thrid Row: Rick Hill, Kimanet Jones, James Rush. Fourth
Row: Ciystal Bridges, Monica Davis, Joe White. Fifth Row: April
Williams, Jason Latham, Gino Pern'. Back Row: Matt Downing,
Demorris Dismuke, Aspen Cannon. Not Pictured: Mr. Stennis
(Director), Undre White, Andre Stewart, Chasley Lewis, Crystal
Hogan, Matthew Terrell, Tewisha Cotton, Keva Calhoun, Minteci
Williams, Toni Jackson, Ursula Conley, Denitta Quinn, Chandra
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Srudem Chmsnan Fellowship
Front Row: (left to right) SCF sponsors Mary M. Smith, Rev. John
Wood, Irene Nichols. Second Row: Holly Ward, Matthew Barrett,
Steve Butler, Monica Davis, Crystal Bridges, Deborah Stewart,
Chasley Lewis, Cassie Chance, Niecy Pushae, Destiny Drish,
Crystal Miller. Third Row: Alicia Dufour, Will Pillard, fennisha
Rush, Tasha Hopson, Tiffany Moore, Melanie Key, Summer
Wooten, Christina White, Kristin McClelland, Felicia George,
Lyndall Wood, Nancy Skelton, Keelv Rutledge, Jennifer Knox,
Morgan McPhail, Marion Smoot, Shannon Brown. Back Row:
David Smith, Patrick DiMichele, Andre Stewart, Andre Wright,
Dusty Smith, Morris Bell, Josh Steele, John Alan Darnell, Matthew
Terrell, Andrew Pilgrim, Rob Mc Arthur, Kennv Mason.
Cneawe Arts Club
The Creative Arts Club is an organization created this year for stu-
dents interested in the arts, whether it be visual art, music, drama
or writing. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for the enjovment
of creative expression in the arts. Students do not have to be an
artist to be a member. The club is open to all students interested in
expressing their creativity and enjoving the creativity of others.
Some of the activities the club plans to do are enjov literary read-
ings, art exhibits, and field trips to cultural events. The club meets
weeklv in Aust Hall. Front Row: (left to right) Jeri Walton, Jana
Moss, Gabe McCann, Donnie Stokes. Back Row: Mandy Wells,
Kristina Garrison, Jennifer Hester, sponsor Terry Cherry, Jennifer
Lewis, Russ Farris, Yvonne Parr, Raymond Gibson.
The Drama Club is an organization that promotes the art of the
theatre. This club gives all students interested in theatre a chance to
experience comedy and tragedy to the fullest. Members of the
Drama Club, advised bv Marie Gordon, build the Beauty and Beau
set, as well as the Christmas production sets. In the spring of each
year, the club produces a play for the annual Pine Grove Festival.
This plav is performed for all EMCC students and families to enjoy.
Front Row: (left to right): Gene Perry, Gabe McCann, Mrs. Gordon,
Otis Bumpers, Josh Steele. Second Row: Nakesha Vasser, Angel
Williams, Elizabeth Thomas, Selena Davis, Tiffany R. Jones,
Minted Williams. Back Row: Summer Wooten, Kimanet Jones,
Tiffany S. Jones.
Phi Theia Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa-Eta Upsilon Chapter is an international com-
munity college honor societv that promotes hallmarks of scholar-
ship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Members of PTK must be
invited into the club based on academic achievements. Lucy Hull
advises the club with the help of Janet Briggs.
Front Row: (left to right) Cheryl Senate, Michele Guadango,
Morgan McPhail, Weslev Clav, Kristina Garrison, Melanie Kev,
Ashley Knight, Jamie Cherry. Second Row: Michele Preslev, Kellv
Peoples, Erica Ray, Jennifer Hester, Kavla Murphy, Cora McDuffy,
Mrs. Janet Briggs, Marion Smoot. Back Row: Mrs. Lucv Hull,
Joshua Hailev, Ben Earnest, David Smith, Josh Perry, Shawntez
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The Student Recruiters are an organization that helps to bring new
students to EMCC. The student recruiters visit the high schools in
the district and work on campus with the recruiter to encourage
prospective students to attend EMCC. Each vear, EMCC also has
davs where local high schools are invited to tour the school.
Students who wish to become a recruiter must fill out an application
and interview with the campus recruiter. Their job is to influence
high school students to consider the programs and opportunities at
our college and help them understand what EMCC is all about.
Front Row: Elise Malette, Bailev Patterson, Jennifer Knox. Second
Row: Chandra Foard, Marquita Alford, Amber Lunsford, Jackie
Elder, Piper Sharp, Jennifer Hester. Back Row: Kimanet Jones,
Monica Davis, Cassie Atkins, Kellv Johnson, Lauren Hester.
The choir is an organization which was created to enhance the
voices of EMCC students. This club is open to all students inter-
ested in singing. Each vear, club members produce a Christmas
musical for countv schools.
Front Row: Mrs. Brenda DiMichele, Yulonda Reed, Airon Hollidav,
Piper Sharp, Crystal Miller, Annette Creel, Shundra Jenkins,
Amanda Harpole, Jackie Elder, Chaslev Lewis. Second Row:
Jeanisha Rush, Melissa Minor, Felecia George, Camillia Foote,
Marshetta Little, Cora McDuffv, Kimanet Jones, Tiffanv Moore,
Lyndall Wood, Jennifer Knox. Back Row: Jason Latham, Seth
Cumberland, Rick Hill, Fernandez Tavlor, Albert Goodwin Jr.
music tteAceR ojorks1x)p
The Music Theatre Workshop is an organization that works with
the EMCC Choir to produce a Christmas musical for area elemen-
tary school students. The musical is full of bright costumes, happy
faces, and not to mention, Jollv OF Saint Nick and his fleet of rein-
deer, headed up by Rudolph's shiny red nose.
Front Row: (left to right) Mrs. Brenda DiMichele, Patrick
DiMichele, Kim Mowrv, Crvstal Hogan, Jason Letham, Chandra
Foard, Destinv Drish, Kellv Johnson. Second Row: Devron Watson,
Tasha Hopson, Rob McArthur, Holly Ward, Alicia Dufour, Kate
Fleming, Andre Wright. Back Row: Summer Wooten, Marion
Smoot, Shannon Brown, Jennifer Fleming, Dustv Smith. Not
Pictured: Tori Carroll, Seth Cumberland, Scottv Elliot, Chastlev
Louis, Gino Perry, Linda Sciple, Pam Smith, Chris Watson, Katie
Zalme, Albert Goodwin Jr., George Spinks.
The Reflections is an organization that consists of a select
vocal/instrumental ensemble. This group provides music for audi-
ences of all ages and musical tastes with a repertoire ranging from
pop to country, as well as contemporary classics and rock-n-roll.
The ensemble provides music for the sporting events, Homecoming
events, Beautv and Beau, the Pine Grove Festival, the Mississippi
Communitv/Junior College Choral Festival, as well as the graduation
commencement exercises. Front Row: (left to right) Rob McArthur,
Seth Cumberland, Demorris Dismuke. Second Row: Piper Sharp,
Jennifer Knox, Jennifer Fleming, Crvstal Hogan, Mrs. Brenda
DiMichele. Back Row: Al Goodwin Jr., Dustv Smith, Rodnev
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cbe syzyqg scaff
Svzvgv is an organization that promotes creative writing and aims
to improve students' writing abilities. Members of the Svzvgv staff
must have an interest in writing, have reasonably good English skills
and an interest in literature. The staff produces a yearly literary
magazine that is unveiled during the annual Pine Grove Festival.
The first copy is presented to the Academic Dean by the magazine's
editor. This year the magazine is headed by Kenneth Turner with
assistance from Martha Taylor and Janet Briggs.
Front Row: (left to right) Kelly Johnson, Melanie Key, Jennifer
Lewis, Angel Williams. Back Row: Shawntez Williams, Martha
Taylor, Kenneth Turner, Janet Briggs, Fred Murray.
che colleqfAT) scaff
The Collegian staff is an organization that produces the campus
newspaper. Anyone interested in journalism, public relations, or
simply has a love for writing is invited to join the club. The onlv
requirement is that one must have fairly good writing skills. The
Collegian is produced six times per year, three times per semester.
The paper is the official newspaper of East Mississippi Community
College. It is distributed throughout the Scooba and Golden
Triangle campuses, and the Columbus Air Force Base, Meridian
Naval Air Station, and the Macon extensions of EMCC.
Front Row: (left to right) Tiffany Moore, Melanie Key, Kelly
Johnson, Cassie Chance, Shannon Brown, Dr. Conrad DiMichele.
Back Row: Andrew Pilgrim, Matthew Darnell, Patrick DiMichele,
che Uop's pRfoe bapo
The EMCC Lion's Pride Band is an organization that provides
music for many campus activities such as home football games, bas-
ketball games, and pep rallies. Members of the band also divide into
smaller groups to form the Jazz Band and the Symphonic Band.
These two bands perform Christmas and Spring concerts each year.
The members of this year's band are: Alisha Acker, Terrell Ash,
Chervl Beatv, Amario Bovd, Aspen Cannon, Naquietta Conner,
Annette Creel, Alicia Dufour, Orlando Ellerby, Belinda Forest, Jon
Detrick Grissom, Demorris Dismuke, Garthia Halbert, Toureen
Hendricks, Hansel Jackson, Crystal Miller, Melissa Minor, Lonell
Richey, James Rush, Andre Stewart, Fernando Tavlor, Elizabeth
Thomas, Derrick Wallace, ICeith Webb, Roger White, Lyndall
Wood. This vear's Drum Major is Garthia Halbert.
che Uop SCAFF
The Lion Staff is an organization intended for students interested
in journalism, advertising, and public relations. Each vear the staff
creates an original edition of the EMCC vearbook, The Lion. The
goal of each vear's staff is to create a unique edition of the EMCC
vearbook for students and faculty to enjoy for years to come. This
club follows every activity on campus and records them for all to
witness again and again. At the end of the vear, the yearbooks are
distributed throughout the campus for all to admire.
Front Row: (left to right) Cassie Chance, Chandra Foard, Jennifer
Hester, Lauren Hester. Back Row: George Spinks, Monica Davis,
Shannon Brown, Kelly Johnson.
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Delia Epsilon Chi-Mankeiing
Golden Tmangle Campus
The Marketing Chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi is a student-cen-
tered organization providing leadership and personal development
designed specifically for students preparing for marketing related
careers. The chapter provides numerous opportunities to develop
professional skills hv attending state, regional and national confer-
ences and competitons.
First Row: (left to right) fohn Massev, Malika Watkins, Tara
Deason, Melva Clark, Balke Hanson, Eunice Shelton, Rashell
Hopkins, Patricia Wilson, Chip Wells, Pan Phillips, Kattie Wilson,
Kim Rice, and Melanie Sander-Advisor. Second row: Caroline
Bass, Kim Hovle, Brant Johnson, Rob Mclntvre, Levorn Daniels,
Joev Ingram, Shae Jones, Angel Stovall, JoLee Clark.
Deha Epsilon Ch-
Banhnq and Finance
Golden TRiaiiQle Campus
The Banking and Finance Chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi serves stu-
dents preparing for careers in the finance and business world
through the banking curriculum. Pictured: (left to right) Janet
Cullett-Advisor, Tarha Sharp, Latasha Poe, Doris Pavne, Bavonca
Collins, Anita Lindsev, Tomeka Ivory, Mitzi Clav, Shay Glenn,
Carolvn Brewer, Tata Vaughn, Jovce Davis, Kim Hill, Cynthia
Ridenson, Erica Edwards, Tasha Crawford, Marquetta Spenser,
Catrina McBride, Weslev Duncan, Tangiel Harris, Latonya Gray,
Lakisha Emerson, Candv Bradlev, Shemeka Frazier, Sharon Harris,
Tiran Devers, Debra Tuggle, Jennifer King, Kim Earvin, Pamela
Jones, Linda Butler.
Deha Epsilon Chi-
Hoiel and ResTaimam
Golden Tmanqle duvpus
Students enrolled in Hotel and Restaurant Management,
Marketing Management, and Fashion Management who are plan-
ning careers in the food service and hospitality industries participate
in the Hotel and Restaurant Management Chapter of Delta Epsilon
Seated: (left to right) Pansv Brown, Sheena Jordan, Kenva Pettv,
Phyllis Brewer. Standing: Linda Farrar-Advisor, Nicole Brown,
Josette Brown, David Hoskins, Brandv Washington, Clark McCullv,
Josetta Jefferson, Rasheda Washington, Fredrick Turner, Laurie
Cluhs op Amemca
Golden TmanQle Caaipus
The Vocational Industrial Clubs of America is an organization con-
sisting of students majoring in trade, technical and occupational
Pictured: (left to right) Derica Howard, Crag Johnson, Marcus
Johnson, Kelon Midcalf, Damarie Smoot, Detrick Doss, Maurice
Dean, Larrv Willis, monica Williams, Gary Burtlett, Jakob Baird,
John Winters, Teri Henson, Lakeisha Clav, Jennifer Kev, Montreso
Jackson, Darren Macon, Rohnda Galberth, Brooks Swink,
Christopher Norrell, Dale Morrow, Lee Autrev, Rvan Kimbrough,
David Beall, Jason Cannon, John Hamlin.
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Associcmon oj: InponmaTion
Golden Tmangle Campus
Participation in AITP develops a better understanding of the
nature and functions of data processing, promotes sound general
principles in data processing and examines technical methods with
a view toward their improvement. Club membership is available to
any full-time student majoring in the field of data processing.
Seated: (left to right) Jean Greg, Christina Faulkner, Sara Hanson,
Myisha Cole, Dot Lane, Sandra Coleman. Standing: Allen Ming,
Christopher Youngblood, Daniel Powell, Brian Mead, Brad
Courtney, David Ellis.
Srudems of Awenica
Golden Tmangle Campus
First Row: (left to right) Belinda Mead, Margaret Scrock, Jennifer Croing,
Diana Johas, Catherine Gibson, Shiketa Barry, Tracy Savage, Shelia Brown,
Judv Wolanek, Moniqe Stevenson, Rikki Donald. Second row: Michael
Melcha, Veronica Ealon, Ebonv Tenia, Amanda Woodham, Hettie Sellers,
Shylanda Wimmons, Jamonica Swaniga, Carmen White, Rebecca Jones, Love
Hemming, Stephanie Hill, Melissa Rhodes, Evondia Roseburg, Tameka
McCloud. Third Row: Sandra Edmonds, Jodie Vaughn, Richellette Hones,
Many Patterson-Davis, Jaren Paisone, Ashlev White, Susan Martin, Carmen
Anderson, Julie Gillis, Bridget McGregor, Tamma Terrell, Angela Ivy,
Kvmberlv Lebbetter, Paula Jones.
Siubem Govemcnem Associcmon
Golden Tmangle Campus
The Student Government Association serves as a liaison between
the student bodv and the administration. It is composed of class rep-
resentatives who are nominated from each academic, career, and
technical program and elected through a general election. The organ-
ization acts as the voice of the student bodv in presenting informa-
tion and ideas to the EMCC administration.
Seated: (left to right) Josette Brown, Lorie Flemings, Sulata Young,
Vernitta Mosley, Jean Greggs, Amanda Avcock. Standing: Chris
Erby, John Massey, Craig Johnson, Greg Myers, Hollv Ohs.
Vhi Beia laoohda
Golden Tmangle Campus
Phi Beta Lambda is a non-profit educational association of student
members preparing for careers in business. The purpose of Phi Beta
Lambda is to develop competent, aggressive, business leadership, to
increase interest in the intelligent choice of business occupation and
to encourage improvement in scholarship.
Seated: (left to right) Trim Dendy-Advisor, Zelma Fulgham-
Advisor, Marilyn Doolittle-Advisor, Mechelle Blair, Ardra Morgan,
Katrina Andrews, and Gennice Moore. Standing: Lakita Bush,
Vanessa Hickman, Robert Bessey, Hope Holley, Bernice Brandon,
Sherman Butler, Jennifer Peeples, Alfreda Walker, Livia Yarbrough,
Odie Macon, Carolyn Pointer.
l)eAlcl) CARe asstscapc
This is a new organization on the Scooba campus, designed this
year for students in the Health Care Assistant program. Students in
this organization participate in fund raisers for charities and organ-
izations such as Relav for Life and United Wav. The organization
plans to promote health care in the community.
Front Row: Tameka Jamison, Amie Jackson, Shatina Simpson.
Second Row: Shekelia Tisdale, Shartisa Stewart, Sharonda Hopson,
Yalonda Glass, Deandra Lockett. Back Row: Pamela Smoot, Avesha
Stewart, Alicia Williams, Alexis Jamison, Tina Moslev, Larina
Gradv, Tisha Bourrage.
The Forestry Club provides students with the opportunity to get
involved in an organization that promotes forestrv and land man-
agement practices. Members of this club work together to organize
fund-raisers and field trips. These trips help to promote a better
understanding of our natural resources and soil. This club is also a
member of the Mississippi Adopt-A- High wav program and has
established a recvcling program for the Scooba campus of EMCC.
Front Row: (left to right) T.J. Prisock, Bass Smith, Dustv Ezelle,
Kurt Shepard, Ben Smith, Eric Jones, Addv Clark, Patrick
DiMichele. Back Row: Mr. Andrew Couch, Luke Holeman, Ben
Shelton, Ward McGee, David Dees, Orlando Ellerbv, Devron
Watson, Kelvin Gordon, Josh Thompson, Ira Ben, Mr. Bob Walker.
The Optical Club is an organization for Optical Technology majors.
All freshmen and sophomores enrolled in Optical Technology are
encouraged to become members of the club. Each year, the club
takes various field trips around the state and learns more about the
human eve and how to care for it.
Front Row: (left to right) Jennifer Evans, Rosalvn Dismuke,
Marshetta Little, Colleen Wells. Second Row: Christy Conner,
Deidra Lewis, Dallas Jones, Tameka Gladuev, Cheiyl Clark. Third
Row: Mattie Madison, Sandra Lucas, Hope Lincoln, Debbie Stuart,
Monique Edwards, Jackie Gradv, Yolanda Price. Back Row: Darlene
Spencer, Km Grace, Yolanda Reed, Casey Fox, Eddie Sciple.
sfqcryv pW sfqoiA
Sigma Phi Sigma is an organization for Funeral Service Technology
majors. Club members are given a chance at hands-on training in
their chosen profession. The club members are taught ethics, pro-
fessionalism, and moral character. This organization gives students
a way to learn more about the funeral service business and a way to
meet business contacts.
Front Row, Sitting: (left to right) Chris Coleman, Cecelia Sellers,
Bryant Mitchell, Mollv King, Stephanie McCune. First Row,
Standing: Demorris Dismuke, Debra Sanders, Andv Reffett, Delina
Henderson, Mona Robinson, Miracle Crump, Joyelle Lathan,
Rodnev Garmon, Back Row, Standing: Mark Smith, Tviese Brown,
Mike Atwood, Katrina Custer, Koney Thompson, Hal Smith.
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VOCACfOPAl fpOUSCltf Al ClUBS Of
The Vocational Industrial Clubs of America is an organization
that consists of students majoring in trade, technical and occupa-
tional fields. VICA on the Scooba Campus consists of Automotive
majors. This organization has been reinstated on the Scooba
Campus this vear.
Front Row: (left to right) Russell Rivers, David Outlaw, Antonio
Anthonv, Don McCov, Marcus Smith, Angel Polanco, Back Row:
Demetrica Outlaw, Tommy Gandy, Quinton Williams, Timothy
Mills, Chris Coleman, Tonv Robinson, Matthew Johnson, Joe
Jones, Matthew Barrett.
Fellcxusbfp op cl)Rf scfAD ACl)Leces
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an organization designed for
Christian students to fellowship and unite in the love of Jesus. FCA
gives athletes and coaches a chance to come together with other
Christians and worship Jesus Christ.
Front Row: Dustin Pounders, Destiny Drish, Lvndall Wood,
Melanie ICev, Cassie Chance, Morgan McPhail, Natalie Williams.
Second Row: Drew Powell, Clint Richards, Josh Perry, Josh Snider,
Allison Power, Lauren Hester, Jackie Elder, ICavla Murphv, Kelly
Peoples, Margaret McClure, Michael Johnson. Third Row: Ivennv
Mason, Chase Spencer, Joel Patrick, Jennifer Hester, Keelv
Rutledge, ICimanet Jones, Kati Fleming, Josli Steele. Back Row: Rob
McArthur, Patrick DiMichele, Chris Watson, Josh McCartv, Lee
Bovd, Chad Carlson, Wade Whitaker, Robert Curry.
Pl)f BeCA lAMBA
Phi Beta Lamba is a nonprofit educational association of student
members preparing for careers in business. PBL provides support for
business students and enhances and increases their knowledge about
business. Front Row: (left to right) Rick Hill, Steve Butler, Derrick
Minor, James Rush, Elizabeth McNutt, Adrienne Cole, Monique
Bester, Lora McCullough, Patricia Robertson. Back Row: Alma
Wren, Rosemary Parson, Christina Brashee, Patricia Triplett,
Charlesha Stewart, Courtney Poe, Cledeen Dotson, Tenisha Bland,
Chassitv Rush, Dorothv Odom, Chassitv Rush, Takisha Neal.
scuOeDC qoveRpmepc ASSOCtACfoi)
The Student Government Association is an organization that is
made up of class representatives chosen to best serve the interests of
the student bodv. These representatives gather ideas, suggestions
and opinions from other members to be discussed at their meetings.
SGA makes recommendations to the administration, who then con-
siders the request. Not onlv does SGA work hard, but it gives them
the opportunity to communicate with people that share in the same
interests. These students are considered the voice of the student
bodv on the Scooba campus of EMCC. Each year, new officers are
chosen for SGA. This vear the officers are Crystal Hogan, Morgan
McPhail, Geno Perry, and Dusty Smith.
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Below: Alisha Acker and Cheryl Beaty - Saxaphones
The EMCC Lions' Pride
Band was reinstated in 1994.
In their first year of dutv, the
band had twelve members but
has grown considerably ever
since. It is now one of the
most well known organiza-
tions on campus. It is hard
not to take notice of the band.
The EMCC "Pride" Band
continues to perform faithful-
ly under the direction of first
vear director Mr. Ron Posev,
who came to EMCC after a
stellar career as band director
for several educational institu-
tions. This vear the "Pride"
filled the nights with their
special hits. The band also
showed their pride by attend-
ing home football games
faithfully. During the vear,
the band also wowed the
EMCC students and staff
with several concerts.
It is half time during a foot-
ball game. Hundreds of
EMCC football fans are sit-
ting on the edges of their seats
in the Sullivan-Windham
Stadium. What are thev wait-
ing so anxiouslv for? To hear
the red, black, and white
cloaked figures, the EMCC's
Lions Pride Band, share their
spirit with their rousing
music. Wherever thev go, the
band alwavs carries them-
selves with spirit, jov, and
The members of this year's
band are: Alisha Acker,
Terrell Ash, Cheryl Beatv,
Amario Bovd, Aspen Cannon,
Naquietta Conner, Annette
Creel, Alicia Dufour, Orlando
Ellerbv, Belinda Forest, Jon
Detrick Grissom, Toureen
Hendricks, Hansel Jackson,
Crystal Miller, Melissa Minor,
Lonell Richev, James Rush,
Andre Stewart, Fernando
Taylor, Elizabeth Thomas,
Derrick Wallace, Keith Webb,
Roger White, and Lvndall
Wood. This vear's Drum
Major is Garthia Halbert.
Above right: Lyndall Wood and Elizabeth Thomas - Flute
Center: Melissa Minor, Naquietta Conner, and Annette Creel
Above: EMCC's Color Guard: Crystal Miller - Flag Captain,
Garthia Halbert - Drum Major, and Belinda Forest - Saxaphone
Right: Amario Boyd, Samoria Conner, and Camillia Foote - Trumpet
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Below, From Top, Back Row: (left to right) Matthew Downing, Taureen Hendrix. Second Row: Jason Latham, Roderick White, Rod Porter.
Third Row: Aspen Cannon, Terrell Ash, Jon Derrick Grissom, James Rush, Derrick Wallace, Fernando Taylor. Fourth Row: Hansel Jackson,
Amario Boyd, Camillia Foote, Samoria Conner, Cheryl Beaty, Alisha Acker, Lonell Richey. Fifth Row: Belinda Forest, Elizabeth Thomas,
Naquietta Conner, Lyndall Wood, Melissa Minor, Annette Creel, Crystal Miller. Front-Center: Garthia Halbert
"Band is great. It
is a lot of fun and
ties that I would
not be able to
"I am glad that I
got involved in
band. It has
allowed me to
meet many new
people and make
Above: Front Row: (left to right) Aspen Cannon, Derrick
Wallace, Lonell Richey, Terrel Ash, Jason Latham. Back
Row: Roderick White, James Rush, Jon Derrick Grissom,
Fernandos Taylor, Rod Porter, and Hansel Jackson -
Left: Taureen Hendrix and Matthew Downing - Tuba
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"I chose EMCC
because it was
close to home
and because I
ana Decause i ^h
wanted to ^^^
UleAtth Op Kjiouiledge
attend a junior J ^^J
I like attending
classes at EMCC
because of the
they are willing
to help students
one on one,"
Bush. "At EMCC
you are known
by your name,
where at a sen-
ior college you
are known by a
is a wonderful
school and I
my past two
years here. I
will truly miss
this place. I will
Jana Moss, and
pay attention in
bers of Mrs.
class, go out-
side to identify
types of grass.
EMCC allows its students a wealth
of academic, career, and technical
Academic programs give students
the opportunity to transfer courses to
a university, while technical or career
programs allow students to obtain an
associate of applied science degree or
The career-technical programs offer
students the opportunity to get real
life experiences and abilities needed to
survive in today's fast-paced job mar-
ket. Students obtain the valuable skills
of responsibility, punctuality, leader-
ship, teamwork, problem solving, and
professionalism, and they exercise
their minds by learning information
that pertains to their field of studies.
Tech-Prep, Work Based Learning,
Job Placement, Special Populations,
Adult Basic Education, and Continuing
Education are unique services offered
by EMCC. All of these programs give
students the knowledge needed to
prepare students for their futures.
EMCC treasures every academic,
technical and vocational program on
its campuses. The classes and pro-
grams offer a wealth of knowledge for
any student who treasures the future
and wants to improve his or her way
- Lauren Hester
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Sykes works on his
masterpiece in Mr.
Above, health care
using a blood pres-
sure cuff on each
under the hood in
above, Ben Smith
and Dusty Ezelle
take a test in
forestry class on
the identification of
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I he line arts department provides educa-
tion tor Lnglish. Art, Speech, Drama, and
Foreign Language majors. Anv student thai
has interest in any ol these majors is com-
pelled lo use their wealth ol talent and
imagination lo their lull potential. I he
Fine drove Festival is a great example ol
what these creative minds have accom-
plished. "LAIC C has a really good pro-
gram. It is a good place lor an art stu-
dent lo develop his hidden talents, says
I erry C herry, line arts chairman and art
instructor. Many students that arc enrolled
in this program have had their knowledge
ol art expanded lor the heller. As in the
case ol C rystal 1 logan. she says, ' have
always enjoyed art. since I was a little girl
I his program will hopeiully help me to
become a heller artist. Doing art makes
me leel good. — C hanara roara
Right, Mrs. Briggs helps Kim Warren with a class
Right, Krystal King paints a future masterpiece in Mr.
Lauderdale's painting class.
Below, chorus tunes up their voices before they sing
for Mrs. DiMichele.
Above, Lonell Richey sketches his
picture before he starts painting.
Far right, Courtney Tannerbriel
shows her artistic ability with
one of her famous paintings.
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Above, Annie Penick concentrates very hard to mold the clay just right in
Mr. Cherry's ceramics class.
Left, Trey Gibson and Ryan Gibson help each other
with a class assignment in English Literature I.
Below, Matt Lewis, Natalie Garton, Henry Barnett,
and Peter Malone listen to lecture in speech class.
Below, Crystal Hogan and Mr. Cherry
prepare for art class.
\bove, English instructor/softball Coach Pain Moore helps Hayes Rector with an assignment, while Allison Power and Keeley Rutledge work hard on their
inglish papers. Mrs. Moore's English class always works on their writing skills.
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The EMC C science department includes
all .science, mathematics, and compute
courses. A wealth ol knowledge can be
attained trom the many dilierent classes
that are offered.
II one is interested in science, the cours
es ollered include anatomy and physiology,
biology, chemistry, microbiology, organic
chemistry, physical science, physics, and
zoology. In main, one could 6ain consider-
able Knowledge trom the choices ol algebra,
trigonometry, calculus, math lor teachers,
Unite math, statistics, or developmenta
main. II one is interested in obtaining
computer skills, one can choose between
computer concepts, computer programming,
and microcomputer applications. As one can
see. the LlMC C science department has a
variety ol courses, no matter what a stu-
dent s major may be. — Linda Ijciple
Right, Mrs. Judd explains a point to David Yeates and
Marques Sykes in Bilogy I Lab.
Right, Danita Richards, Kelly Peoples, and Natalie
Williams gather information for their lab assignment.
Below, Mrs. Sleppy's Computer class is working on a
lab assignment in Microsoft Word.
Above, Shawanda Readus takes
notes in Physical Science class.
Far right, Craig Reeves works on
a computer assignment.
Above, Mrs. Fulton's college algebra class listens and takes notes as she
explains a new formula.
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Left, Mr. Gibson helps Terrell Ash with his homework
in Algebra class.
Below. Morgan McPhail listens to a lecture in Mr.
Skipper's chemistry class.
Below, Mrs. Sleppy assists Chimere
E wings with a computer problem.
ibove, Mr. Skipper's class pays attention and tries to keep up with their note taking as he lectures about periodic tables and formulas. Chemistry has always
een considered a hard subject by students, but Mr. Skipper explains the subject very well.
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I he Social Sciences department lias
always been a mainstay on EMC C s
Scooba Campus. No mailer what the
major, every student must have basic
knowledge in at leasl one ol ihe many
I he Social Sciences locus on our hie
with other people in group situations.
I hey include anthropology) economics, histo-
ry, political science, sociology, criminology,
and the science ol law. Such subject areas
as education, ethics, philosophy, psychology,
biology, geography, medicine, art. and lin-
guistics are also considered lo be part ol
the Social Sciences.
In the words ol the Social Sciences
department director Or. Conrad \j'\S Iichele.
"One ol the most important things in
today s society is making a dillerence in
any way you can. The Social Sciences
allow and prepare students lo do just
that. — George Spinhs
Right, Cassie Atkins. Bo Blackledge. David Smith. Todd
Harcrow, and Phillip Culpepper listen to Mrs. Hull's lecture.
Right, Kurt Shepherd is concentrating on Mr. Salter's
lecture in psychology.
Below, Dennis Dupree is intensely listening to his pro-
fessor's lecture for the day.
Above, Nick Dimino listens care
fully to his instructor.
Far right, Mr. Salter gives a
detailed lecture to his class.
Above, Mr. Salter's class pays close attention to his lecture on the study
of the mind and the founders of psychology.
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Lett, Mr. Reeves talks with Chris Issac and helps him
with a U.S. History question.
Below, Chris Watson, John Allen Darnell, Trent Myers,
Candice Spires, and Tori Carroll work hard in Western
Below, Niecy Pushae takes notes in
U.S. History class.
Above, the students of Mrs. Hull's Economics class pay close attention, listen extremely hard, and take careful notes on the topic of the day. This class is
always full of interesting topics, and there is never a dull moment.
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The Forest I eelmology program is a
two year technical program that produces
highly motivated individuals to meet the
need ol the growing lorest industry. Forest
management through proper production, pro-
tection and management ol limberlands and
oilier forestry related crops is emphasized in
A variety ol learning experiences related
to tree identification, soils, land and lorest
measurement, limber and lorest products
harvesting, growth processes ol timber
stands, lorest protection, timber stand man-
agement, and lorest products utilization arc
ollered lor the students to participate in.
I lie program combines lecture-based activities
with laboratory Held experiences, tberelore
giving the students valuable hands-on experi-
ence. Many lab hours are spent collecting,
researching, and elassdymg data Irom diller-
ent lorests in the outlying area. With all
this knowledge under their bells, the slu-
dents are ready to meet the demands ol the
job market in the loresl industry. — LS
Right, the forestry dendrology class visits the Noxubee
Refuge for a day of identifying trees and examining leaves.
Right, Mr. Couch explains how to use the Global
Positioning System to Ben Smith, Ward McGee, and
Below, the forestry class takes a trip to the Red Hills Mine in
Ackerman, AL. This truck can haul 1 56 tons of dirt at one time.
Above, Devin Snowden takes a
test on identifying different types
Far right, Orlando Ellerby and
Ben Smith use the Global
Positioning System for forest
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Above, the foresty class visits the Lindon Lumber Company in Alabama.
They watch closely as the guide demonstrates scaling hardwood.
Left, Roderick Dale observes as Marshetta Little looks
through the lensometer.
Below, Roderick Dale looks through the lensometer to
verify the power of the lens.
Above, during class, Mr. Sciple advises Marshetta Little and Kim Grace on how to help a customer choose
flattering frames for his or her face.
Below, Rosalyn Dismuke prepares
materials for her lab assignment.
Ophthalmic I echnologv is a two-
year technical program oltered on the
Scooba campus. 1 o receive the train-
ing the students need, the program
lias top-ol-the-line equipment, even
ollering a room resembling I lie Ironl
ol an optician s store. I his room is
complete with walls ol eyeglass
Irames and stations where students
learn to help customers lind the best
Hands-on experience in making
lenses, dispensing glasses, selling
Irames. and adjusting and repairing
eyeglasses is acquired in the
ophthalmics program. A ten-week
internship with an optical lab or
optical dispensary is required ol the
students, giving them real-world
experience. \\ lien the students gradu-
ate, they can work lor an eye doctor,
an optical lab. an independent opti-
cian, or as a salesman lor a Irame
or lens company.
— Lilian Sciple
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for the future
The Automotive I echnology program on
the Scooba campus is committed to keeping
up with tne ever-changing automotive indus-
try. \\ iln ears becoming more computerized
eaeli year, it is essential to try to beep up
to date willi repair technology.
Between labs, lectures, and demonstra-
tions, tne students are given an opportunity
to learn every aspect ol automotive repair.
Mr. Earl Oliver, instructor lor the
Automotive I echnology program, oilers sever-
al years experience and a wealth ol knowl-
edge to bis students on the Scooba campus.
The automotive students are given a
choice between two programs: (l) a nine
month curriculum that leads to a vocational
certificate in Automotive Mechanics or, \~2) a
two year curriculum that leads to an
Associate ol Applied Science degree in
Automotive I echnology. In either option, the
graduates learn the basic skills and the tech-
nical knowledge to properly diagnose and
repair late model vehicles. — US
Right, Russell Rivers, Timothy Mills, Allen Hopkins,
and Matthew Barrett work on an engine in lab.
Right, Allen Hopkins and Ricky Benamon work
together on a project.
Below, Tony Robinson helps his classmate check the
oil of a car during automotive class.
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Above, Matthew Barrett gets his
hands dirty while working under
Far right, Mr. Oliver explains a
procedure to Angel Polanco and
Above, the front row of Mr. Oliver's Automotive Class, Matthew
Johnson, Joe Odom and Don McCoy, listen to lecture.
Left, Tameka Jamison learns how to wash dentures
during her lab class.
Below, Latina Mosley and Tisha Bourrage are learning
how to check temperature.
Below, Shekelia Tisdale and Sharonda
Hopson learn how to provide dental
care for patients.
Above, Mrs. Jennifer Hull teaches Shekelia Tisdale how to accurately read a scale and how to record the
weight during class time in the Health Care Assistant program.
To become a Health Care
Assistant, one must have a wealth ol
dedication and caring, plus a working
knowledge ol the health care held.
The Heath Care /Assistant pro-
gram at EMC C is a one semester
course. Six classroom hours are put
in each day until clinical training
I here are many occupations lor
Health Care Assistants. I hey include
working lor hospitals, home health,
long term health, hospice, and mental
Not only does this class provide
training, it provides the students with
good work ethics and specilic charac-
teristics needed lor the job. Instructor
Jenniler Hull said that most people
enter the Held ol Health Care
Assistant to "provide quality care lor
the basic need lor the patient. This
job is a very satisfying occupation
that provides tender loving care.
— Lauren Hester
kiMC.C. oilers two degrees in the
Business I echnology program: Oiiice
Systems I echnology and Microcomputer
I echnology. An Oiiice Assistant Certificate
is also available by completing the lirst
vciir ol ibe Oiiice Systems Technology cur-
Right, Sonya Brooks works hard on her assignment in
Below, Kay Ratcliff, Latasha Jones, and LaKeshia
McDade pay close attention to their spreadsheet proj-
Desktop publishing, database manage-
ment, spreadsheet applications, word pro-
cessing, oral and written communications,
and ellective human relations are some ol
the areas that are locnsed on in the
I echnology program. Alter successfully com-
pleting the required courses, a student is
prepared lor employment in business, indus-
try, and government organizations that use
microcomputers. \\ ilb the world becoming
more and more computerized, there is sure
to be a big demand in the luture lor those
individuals who possess this valuable know!
— Luton Sciple
Right, Mrs. Calloway helps Chastity Rush with an
assignment in Business Computers.
Above, Tenisha Bland and James
Rush follow the instructions in
Far right, Dorothy Odom follows
directions to complete her class-
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Above, Christina Brasher works on her typing skills as she tries to finish
an assignment before class is over.
Left, Matthew Terrell smiles for the camera while on
his way to a convention.
Below, members of the funeral service class pose for a
picture at a convention in New Orleans.
Below, Shavona Gandy, Hal Smith,
and Bryant Mitchell listen to a speak-
er at a convention in New Orleans.
Above, Danny Shumaker and Mike Atwood pay close attention to a lecture about the embalming process
in a funeral services class taught by David Mullins.
State of the
I he Funeral Services Technology
program at LMCC is nationally
accredited by the American Hoard ol
FuneraJ Service Education. I lie goal
ol the program is to provide training
to prepare students lor entry level
positions lollowing graduation and
I lie classroom facilities include a
lab equipped with up-to-date embalm-
ing equipment and a new devotional
chapel/display room used lor mock
lunerals. I o put into practice the
information learned in Restorative
Art/C olor and C osmetics class, a new
restorative art lab lias been added.
The Funeral Services 1 echnology
program is lortunate to have two
experienced teachers: Mr. Don Webb
and Mr. David Mullins. I bese two
men oiler a wealth ol knowledge to
the their students, preparing them to
be efficient workers in the luneral
home and other luneral service
fields. - LS
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I he Related Studies class assists slu-
dents in eliminating academic dilliciencies
relating to llicir vocational or technical pro-
grams. Students arc helped in related stud-
ies by Mrs. Irene Nichols on the Scooba
"It is not only a joy, but very reward-
ing to see students reach their potential in
learning, said Nichols.
Mrs. Mary Smith serves students in
special populations by counseling and
recruiting, and she provides relerrals to
1 be CiLlJ program is run by Mrs.
Marion Sams. She instructs students in
Adult Basic Education so they can prepare
lor the CjEL) test. I bese ladies are some
ol the college s pride and joy-
Right, the Parenting Skills class receives valentines from Mrs.
Smith. Their motto was "Put your heart into parenting."
Above, Robert Cherry completes an
assignment during the GED class.
Far right, Mrs. Nichols advises Joe Joe
Jones with a question in related studies
Right, Morris Bill of Shuqualak speaks to the the Stress
Management class in Special Populations.
Below, Mrs. Marion Sams assists Euginia Boykins with a GED
assignment on the computer.
Above, Carolyn Moore, an employee of the MS employment service, interviews Laura
Shelton during related studies class.
Left, Related Studies instructor Gina Thompson checks a stu-
Below, Related Studies instructor Cindy Johnson and Omari
Welles review his grades.
Below, instructor Melissa Wilson and District
ABE/GEP Director Andra Brown prepare to
broadcast training over the Community
College Network (CCN).
Above, Special Populations Coordinator Brenda Wilson reviews her files on her students and their classes.
Golden Triangle Campus
the Golden Triangle Campus oilers
three programs to help students with
their academic endeavors.
The Related Studies program assists
students in eliminating academic defi-
ciencies relating to their vocational or
career programs. Mrs. Cindy Johnson.
Mrs. Gina I hompson and Mrs. lam
Gox are instructors lor the Related
ABE/GED prepares students lor the
GEO lest. Andra Brown is the district
ABE/GED director lor the college, and
Melissa Wilson is an instructor lor the
Golden I riangle campus.
The Special Populations Coordinator
lor the Golden I riangle campus is
Brenda Wilson, and the Basic Skills
Specialist is Chrystal Newman.
These helplul programs and the
ladies who instruct them are the pride
ol many at EMCC.
Golden Triangle Campus
I he Division ol rine Arts provides
students on the Golden I riangle
Campus a liberal education thai eneour
ages intellectual development and stimu-
lates a hlc-long pursuit ol knowledge.
"A strong background in the arts
helps develop an imaginative, well-rounc
ed student, says Jerry Davis. Cj I
Academic Dean. 1 his background
allows students to develop their analyti-
cal abilities and to look at problems
with a unique perspective.
1 he division oilers a wide variety o
classes designed to introduce students to
the basic methods ol inquiry in diverse
disciplines. Students improve their skills
in writing and speaking, and broaden
their perspectives on humanity and cul-
ture in the natural and leehnologica
— A/iWi/ie/ O/imi
Right, Raven McGee and Emily Moore search the GT
Library for information for their Comp. II papers.
Below, Tracy Hampton gathers her notes and her
thoughts before heading into speech class.
Right, Jamie Johnson and Laura Black discuss their
Above, Anna Horn tries to put
the visual into words.
Far right, Mrs. Elam describes
the finer aspects of the art
world to her Art Appreciation
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Above, Field Johnson reviews his assignment before beginning research
during an English Composition II project.
Left, Ashley Cummings goes online to search for infor-
mation for her English Composition II research paper.
Below, Brian Cocke puts on his tie before making his
Below, Jennifer Robinson adds to the
pressure in speech class by videotap-
ing speakers as they give their
Above, Mrs. Grych gets a laugh as students present their source materials for their speeches.
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Golden Triangle Campus
I he Oolden I riangle C ampus
Division ol Science complements the
classes ollcrccl at lliMC C s other cam-
puses. The division encompasses a sci-
ence curriculum as well as math ant
computer-based curricula. C lasses I'ange
Irom biology lo college algebra and
I he Science and I echnology pro-
gram is designed to provide students
with (undamental knowledge ol science
and technology and how lo apply it by
solving problems in a technological con-
text, says instructor Jim I luerhamp.
I he program is unique in that its
locus is to provide students with basic
technical knowledge lor a variety ol top-
ics and lo expose students lo basic
career inlormation within these areas.
I his leaves the student with a variety
ol options lollowing community college.
Right, Antonio Sudduth and Michael Jones test a
Right, Nathan Taylor checks the answers to his
trigonometry homework before class starts.
Below, Mrs. Jordan shows Shealyn Tullos how to use
a microscope in her Biology I lab.
Above, Kristi Gonzales memorizes
elements off of the periodic table.
Right, Joanna Sproggins makes
sure her anatomy and physiology
lab report corresponds with the
evidence that she has found.
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Above. Benny Gates and Jessica Hill use an automated milling machine
during their science and technology assignment.
Left, Edanil Neal and Pamela Wilson work to assemble
the parts of a computer.
Below, Catrina Kirk and Matt Haskins make models of
different kinds of molecules in their Biology I lab.
Below, John Williams carefully
conducts a DNA test.
Above, JoAnna Spraggins, Ziffie Mosley, Daisy Broome, and Robin Sowers examine human tissue under a microscope in their anatomy and physiology lab.
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Golden Triangle Campus
1 lie Social Science Division on
tne Golden l rianqle C ampus serves
a variety ol diiierent majors, includ-
ing elemenlary education, special edu-
cation, business, accounting, social
work, liealtn and physical education,
social sciences, political sciences, pre-
benavioral law. and criminal justice.
I o understand today s volatile
political environment, tne study ol
social science is imperative to today s
college student. says Dr. Raj
Shaunak, Economics Instructor on
tne Golden I riangle C ampus.
"Classes in political science.
American government, and economics
are designed to provide students with
an in-deptn view ol now not only tne
United Slates, but tne world oper-
Right, a group of psychology students listen for their
Right. Jessie Carter listens intently to a lecture on the
Battle of Waterloo in his Western Civilization II class.
Below, a group of Human Growth and Development
students listen as the instructor gives each group
their learning issue.
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Above, William Ward and Adam
Bardwick communicate with their
Right, Heather Emory lectures
to her Human Growth and
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Above, Brad Cox and Lauren Strickland take down lecture notes.
Left, Shicconer Williams checks over her sociology
notes before taking her first test.
Below, Eileen Thompson, Pat Robinson, and Kevin
Coggins listen to a lecture on Freud's psychosexual
theories in psychology.
Below, Wade Jones makes sure he is
fully prepared for his psychology
Above, a group of students work on their group learning assignments in Heather Emory's Human Growth and Development class.
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Work Based Learnin
Golden Triangle Campus
\\ ork-Based Learning is a teaching
strategy that blends classroom instruction
and on-the-job experience lor community
college students enrolled in a career/tech-
nical program. I lie program prepares
tliem lor careers in a Inynly leclinical
workplace. \ Ins strategy bridges tlie yap
between high scbool and post secondary
education through an articulated program.
According to \\ ork-Based Learning
Coordinator Linda Gates, llie goal is to
create clear pathways between school and
the worklorce. 1 lopelully, students will
become motivated, employers will be
inclined to support educational goals, and
teachers will be able to visualize and
adopt a business perspective. Ultimately,
a better prepared citizen and worker will
Right, Chief Schnell supervises David Hoskins at Old
Waverly Golf Club.
Right, Benjamin Turnipseed and Buddy Hudson work
on an electrical project.
Below, Lee Gillis and Greg Vanderburg team up to
bend a conduit.
Above, Linda Beam Smith works
on a new design for her class.
Far right, Cory Flye and
instructor Steve Malone work
on machine tool operations
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Above, John Jackson supervises Estella Payne at the Social Security
Left, hotel and restaurant management major Andrea
Pool makes sure her table setting is placed just perfectly.
Below, Daniel Huffman and Derek Ryland use a lab
volt tester in their electrical technology class.
Below, Shylanda Simmons takes
Hettie Sellat's blood pressure.
Golden Triangle Campus
Students at EMCC prepare lor a wide
range ol technical careers by engaging in
active learning and skill preparation.
In a world where rapid change is
the rule, the goal ol lech Prep is lor
all students to become proiicient learn-
ers, competitive workers and responsi-
ble citizens, lech Prep connects stu-
dents to lile and ellectively blends aca-
demic and career/technical education
into a challenging, purposeful course ol
study that can lead to a rewarding
career or prepare students to turther
With technology at the lore-
Iront ol our economy, it is impera-
tive that EMCC graduates have the
knowledge and skills to meet the
demands ol the workplace, says
Coordinator Ellen Shaw.
Above, Victor Barnett operates a lathe in the machine tool operations lab area.
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Emergency Med Tech
Golden Triangle Campus
I lie September 1 1 tragedy in New
i ork really gave the public an in-depth
view ol this proiession, says Sanclv
IVlapp, LM I instructor. "As uniortunate
as that tragedy was. it gave people the
opportunity to see the dedicated, special
type ol person it lakes to train lor. and
become an EMT.
I he Lmer^ency Medical I echnician
program prepares students to respond to
medical emergency calls and evaluate the
nature ol the emergency, take prompt
action to reduce medical hazards, trans-
port to receiving stations and serve as a
technical assistant to the hospital emer-
gency room stall. Specihc course content
is based upon the National Department
ol I ransporlation and the National
Right, instructor Sandy IVlapp explains the day's exercise
Right, Shanita McGee holds Olean Pittman's head to stabilize
her neck and spine.
Below, Heather Shaw, Olean Pittman, and Shanita McGee lis
ten to the description of their emergency scenario.
Above, instructor Sandy IVlapp shows
how to adjust a neck brace.
Far right, Heather Shaw breaks out the
emergency gear and prepares to put a
support vest on her "patient."
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Above, Stacy Manigo, Joseph Whittington, and Cvester Brand turn a patient, unfortu-
nately, breaking his leg.
Left, David Hood and Austin Reed select the tools they're going
to need for the next job.
Below, Nathaniel Peterson gets to the bottom of things while
Below, Gus Riley secures a spark plug while
looking at the work in front of him.
Mwe, instructor Grady Graham waits patiently for an answer after posing a question to his freshman class.
Golden Triangle Campus
I he Automotive Services I cch-
nology department oilers two pro-
grams: a nine-month curriculum leacl-
ng to a career certiiicate in auto-
motive mechanics and, a two-year
curriculum leading to an Associate of
Applied Science degree in automotive
"Career opportunities are certainly
out there. says instructor Grady
Graham. " We ve never had problems
placing students in good jobs: how-
ever, there are more great opportu-
nities lor graduates today than ever
he I ore.
The automotive programs provide
students with the skills and knowl-
edge to properly diagnose and repair
late model vehicles, along with prob-
lem solving techniques as well as
computer and electronics diagnostics.
Golden Triangle Campus
I his one-year program is a course ol
study designed to prepare qualilied men
and women to become practical nurses.
Upon successfully completing the program,
the graduate is eligible to take the
National Council Licensure Examination
lor Practical Nurses.
I he nursing program oilers students
classroom and laboratory instruction in
areas such as vocational adjustments, basic
nursing skills, nutrition, anatomy, human
growth and development, pharmacology,
maternal/child nursing, and emotional and
"1 work at Oktibbeha County
Hospital, so I see instructors and students
in the clinical setting. says student. Mary
Patterson Davis. I wanted to be a part
ol the class, and I m ihanldul lor the
opportunity to train at EMCC .
Right, Shikeeta Barry, Angela Ivy, Shelia Brown and Jamonica
Swanigan discuss moving patient, Jennifer Coring.
Right, Mellisa Rhodes is all smiles after completing the infec
tious waste removal training.
Below, Catherine Gibson can hardly contain her happiness as
she and other nursing students wash up for the next exercise.
Above, Hettie Sellers takes a quiet
moment to study in the lab.
Far right, Rikki Donald uses the com-
puter lab to begin reviewing for her
state board examination.
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Above, Nursing District Director Belinda Mead addresses students during one of their
Left, instructor Marilyn Doolittle assists Beulah Sherrod with a
Below, instructor Trina Dendy shows Michelle Blair the finer
points of hooking up a monitor.
Below, Hope Holley awaits instructions on
the next step to hooking up a computer.
Golden Triangle Campus
The Business I ecbiiology pro-
gram prepares sjrjulual.es lor employ-
ment in business, industry antl gov-
ernment organizations lliat use
microcomputers lo process and man-
age information. I lie program oilers
two degrees in the computer lield:
Oiiice Systems I ecbiiology and
Microcomputer I ecbiiology.
Ollice Systems oilers a broad
overview ol the ollice Junction with
primary concentration on ollice skills.
Microcomputer I ecbiiology includes
software conbguralion. network
administration and systems operation.
I bis is a new start lor me.
says student Carolyn Pointer. "My
teachers are great, and learning
more about computer operating sys-
tems should belp me start a reward-
Above, Rosie Bush, Connie Coleman and Livia Yarbrough concentrate on completing a business technology exam.
Must Be The
Banking S Finance
Golden Triangle Campus
The Banking and Finance I echnology
program provides an introduction and
overview ol the financial services industry.
It also provides opportunities lor students
to develop basic linancial knowledge and
abilities, along with the the required com-
petencies and soeial skills necessary lor
employment and advancement in the held
C ourses in tinance, computers and
academics are included. I he program is
designed to help students lake advantage
ol the varied career opportunities available
in North Mississippi in the lield ol
1 his program gives students the
basic skills they need to acquire entry
level positions in the lield ol linance serv-
ices, says instructor Janet Ciullclt.
Many ol the students in the program
are currently working in the lield.
Right, Tamesha Brooks, Mrs. Janet Gullett, Tomeka Ivory,
Contessa Ewing and Takeita Jackson sell candy for PBL.
Right, Linda Butler follows along in the text while listening to
Below, Carolyn Brewer, Missy Clay and Wesley Duncan try to
keep up while taking notes.
§H mmk « y| |M
Above, Jennifer King goes over her
notes before tackling an exam.
Far right, Erica Evers, Tosha Crawford
and Frances Devers listen intently.
Above, instructor Janet Gullett gives out assignments to the 10 a.m. Banking and
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Left, Brad Gary takes a second to look up some terminology in
Below, Trivena Johnson, Byron Hampton, Jessica O'Neal, and
Shirley Richey work together developing a weh site.
Below, Christopher Youngblood gets a kick
out of Sandra Coleman's assignment.
Above, Maurico Clark and Michael Crawford plan how to tackle the next obstacle in their group project.
A New Way
Golden Triangle Campus
Students entering the Local Area
Network I eelmology program will be
given the opportunity lo train in a
hands-on environment in the held ol
EMCC s L/\N curriculum is a
Cisco Local Academy. Students lake
a lour semester program as part of
the LAN curriculum which will teach
the principles ol designing, hudding
and maintaining networks. Upon com-
pletion ol the program, students will
quality lo register lor the certification
examination lor the Cisco Certilicd
Network Associate (CCNA).
I really like the hands-on experi-
ence added to the lectures. says
Dot Lane. LAN student. "I was
really drawn lo the Cisco affiliation
and the courses in networking and
Golden Triangle Campus
"I ve always dreamed ol a career in
which 1 could make other people led
good about themselves, says cosmetology
student Jessica I lumps. "1 love doing
hair and makeup lor events, and 1 enjoy
the interaction within the program.
The Cosmetology program at the
Golden I riangle Campus oilers students
the training needed in order to acquire a
license. Students receive a career cerlili-
cate and qualify to take the state hoard
examinations, allowing them to work as
cosmetologists, eslhelicians, or nail/colo
technicians. Students receive 230 hours o
theory and 1.270 hours ol supervised
skills training and clinical work over the
ten-month program ol study. I he ratio o
lab hours to lecture is 3 to 1 providing
rewarding, hands-on experience.
Right, Shameka Brooks and Kayse Gayliss work on perm
Above, Lashuna Tillman creates some
marvelous finger waves.
Far right, Kelly Atkinson gives a client
Right, Melissa Shackelford does a roller set on one of her
Below, Tasha Vaughn practices her finger wave technique
Above, Niki Bates and Jennifer Eiland carry on a conversation while Niki works on a
perm wrap and Jennifer completes her roller set.
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Left, Ryan Powe and Jerry Roberts work on the drawings they
developed in the computer aide drafting (CAD) class.
Below, Buddy Wyers uses the new Center for Manufacturing
Technology Excellence lab,
Below, Mary J. Smith holds the marker dur-
ing surveying exercises.
Above, Jason Cannon surveys the area around the Golden Triangle Campus pond.
Golden Triangle Campus
The Dralting and Design
I echnology curriculum prepares stu-
dents lor employment in the Held ol
technical graphical representation.
Dralters may seek employment in
steel production, architecture, civil
service, general drafting and engi-
My lather is in this line ol
work, and I ve always lound dralting
interesting. says student Rhonda
Oalbertn. "I really enjoy the sense
ol accomplishment alter completing a
drawing or project.
Classroom training provides a
sound loundalion in the basics ol
dralting practices and is closely
related to industry standards. The
subjects taught include architectural
dralting. computer aided dralting
(CAD) and others developed to meet
industry needs. — A/O
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Right, Brian Smith checks the fine tuning on a VHF transmit-
Below, Russell Stallings conducts tests on linear integrated cir-
Golden Triangle Campus
I his program provides an opportunity
to not only Unci out what makes things
tick, but oilers students a broad electron-
ics base and is designed to prepare I be
graduate tor employment in all areas ol
electronics. I be program oilers a coverage
ol electronics studies including analog
electronics, digital electronics, communica-
tions, microcomputers and industrial elec-
1 be tilings tbal impress me most
about tbe program are the instructors
and the high-tech lab equipment, says
Bradley Barton. "After EMCC, I hope to
land a job and turther mv education.
I be labs are equipped with modern
test equipment, components and training
devices which enhance the development ol
technical skills and competence in the use
ol testing equipment.
Right, Ronald Anthony makes the final adjustments while
installing a VHF transmitter.
Above, Thomas Oden solders a circuit
Far right, Jennifer O'Brian and Stuart
Adams work on circuit board assembly.
Above, instructor Bob Lovelace, Chip Sorrels and Rob Martin conduct the final tests on
the VHF transmitter assembled by the class.
Left, Marcus Johnson wires a breaker box on a residential panel.
Below, Kevin Burrus wires a start-stop motor control system.
Below, Angela Ebenthal tackles soldering a
Above, Derek Ryland puts the finishing touches on a residential electrical outlet.
Golden Triangle Campus
The Electrical I echnology depart-
ment oners a one year, career cerlih-
eate program or a two-year. Associate
oi Applied Science degree program.
1 he one-year program prepares grad-
uates lor employment in residential,
commercial, and industrial electricity
I he two-year program provides stu-
dents with more in-depth training in
all aspects ol the electrical lield.
Additional instruction is provided in
the areas ol instrumentation, solid-
state motor control, and digital elec-
We have excellent lab lacilities
which give students a chance to worh
n simulated residential and industrial
sellings. That experience builds conli-
dencc lor graduates when they prepare
to take that lirsl job. says instructor
Mike Stringer. - MG
Golden Triangle Campus
I he Hotel and Restaurant Management
program is designed to provide specialized
instruction in all phases ol hotel and
restaurant management and to prepare stu-
dents lor careers as managers/supervisors in
the hospitality and tourism industry.
"Our students henelit irom actual expe-
rience, says instructor Linda rarrar.
I he students actually develop and cater
most ol the major events on campus.
I hey handle groups Irom lour to 400.
\\ hen they enter the work lorce, they know
what to expect and now to tackle it.
Courses cover phases ol iood salely.
selection, production and handling, as we
as management principles ol the hospitali-
Right, Surina Young, Theneshia Neal, Pansy Brown, Phyllis
Brewer, Kimberly Brock and Ben Cooper prepare desserts.
Right, Phyllis Brewer gets ready to prepare desserts from the
cake she has pulled from the oven.
Below, Ben Cooper serves tea during the EMCC-GT Steering
Above, Lyles Freez puts his training to
work at the Hampton Inn in Starkville.
Far right, Kimberly Brock uses a tooth-
pick to check bread as it comes out of
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Above, Sheena Jordan and Kenya Petty man the drink cart
Left, Thomas Oden gets some individual instruction from Mr.
Below, David Self and Del Faulkner get a close-up view of the
workings of a robotic arm.
Below, Sigrid Luna records the measure-
Above, John Hunt runs the switchboard for a production line.
of a Career
Golden Triangle Campus
Instruments used to measure
and control speciiic processes are
essential to producing quality prod-
ucts in industry today. The technol-
ogy required to use these instru-
ments is called instrumentation.
I he program prepares graduates to
work with professionals in many
diiierent helds that require accurate
measurements lor analysis and lor
process control maintenance.
I oday s instrumentation stu-
dents benelit Irom training in var-
ied helds, says instructor Emmett
Farrar. "Industries are looking lor
employees who can perlorm a num-
ber ol diiierent skills at a very
Classroom and hands-on lab
studies are used to teach basic
electronics, pneumatics and
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Golden Triangle Campus
I lie Machine I ool Operations pro-
gram oilers a one or two-year option.
The lirsl year consists ol hands-on opera-
tion ol machine shop equipment and
classroom theory covering such areas as
saiety, blueprint reading, lathe and
milling machine operation and shop main.
I here arc certainly plenty ol oppor-
tunities lor machinists out there. says
instructor Steve iMalone. "Willi Industries
like Nissan and others moving into t lie
state, the job opportunities are going to
keep gelling better.
I he second year ol study oilers theo-
ry and operation ol computer numerical
control (C NC ) equipment, metallurgy,
and production methods along with the
development ol more hands-on training.
Right, Clarence Wyman and Chad Malone are milling out a
Right, Terrell Jones changes a tool on a
Below, Charlie Allen attempts to be very precise when working
on the lathe.
Above, Major Lee sets the dimensions
on a saw.
Far right, Chris Godfrey cranks down a
Above, Jonathan Stokes turns the diameter on a lathe.
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Left, Angel Stovall is all smiles alter presenting her marketing
ideas to the class
Below, Chip Wells and Caroline Bass team up to develop a writ-
ten marketing strategy.
Below, Rob Mclntyre and Kim Hoyle plan
the best way to market their product.
vbove, John Massey (front) ponders how to draw more customers while Laurie Montgomery and Bruff Sanders man the DEX
Marketing booth at homecoming,
Golden Triangle Campus
I lie primary objective ol any
11. agency or business is to mar-
ket its products or services proi-
itably. Marketing Management
I echnology prepares graduates lor
careers in marketing, research,
sales, advertising, management, pub-
lic relations, merchandising and
"I recently moved into the area
and have learned a lot in a short
time in the marketing program,
says student Kiniberly 1 loyle.
lope to obtain a position in the
marketing lield and eventually own
my own business or lirm.
Marketing research determines
the demand tor products and servic-
es. Students learn to develop this
research and plan prohlable sales
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Golden Triangle Campus
Supervision and Management
I ecnnology is a two-year curriculu
ollcrecl at the Oolden I riangle Campus as
part ol the EMCC evening hours pro-
1 he program leads to an Associate ol
Applied Science degree. The sixty-six credit
hours required are designed lor adults
wishing to qualify or become heller quah-
lied lor management and supervisory pos
tions in business, industry, and govern-
All ol the students in the program
are looking to move to the next level pro-
lessionally, says instructor Ben Murphy.
This program is exciting because the stu-
dents are locused on improvement, which
makes my job easy.
Right, Jeffery Collins and his classmates take a quick look at
their notes before a test.
Right, Jay Mordecai buries his nose in the Supervision
Management text book.
Below, Jennifer Overstreet can't conceal her excitement over
another chance to take notes.
Above, Katie Perry cracks a smile as
she prepares to turn in an assignment.
Far right, instructor Ben Murphy perch-
es atop his classroom throne.
Above, Billy Wilson (front) and other members of the Supervision Management class
follow Mr. Murphy's lecture in their texts.
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Left, Chris Henry gets ready to board the EMCC trainer and hit
Below, Ricky Hollis decides to close his eyes and point to his
next practice driving destination.
Below, Kareim Bellamy and instructor Louis
Nabors share a laugh before class.
vbove, Patricia Sturdivant has her eyes and her dreams on the open road.
On Time and
In One Piece
Golden Triangle Campus
I he Commercial [ruck Driving
program is an eight week course ol
study which prepares the graduate to
enter the commercial truck driving
industry as an over-the-road driver.
1 he program covers such areas
as Department ol I transportation
rules and regulations, safety, proper
shilling techniques, pre-trip inspec-
tions, map reading, log hooks, and
"Our number one concern is
salety, ol course. says instructor
Louis Nabors. "Our priority is to
train students to become sale, elli-
cienl, confident drivers. Our reputa-
tion rides with every graduate.
Students are trained to drive
conventional and cab-over tractors
pulling loaded and empty (lathed
Golden Triangle Campus
Recent growth in development and man-
ufacturing in North IVlississippi has created
increasing, stable career opportunities tor
welders. I lie program prepares graduates to
enter the job market in many dillcrenl
areas including manufacturing, structural
construction, pipeline construction, and cus-
I he job-market is really good lor
welders right now, says instructor Ricky
Collier. "( )ur program is expanding to meet
the needs ol employers in our area. We
simply can I supply graduates last enough.
1 he program trains students about safe-
ty in all aspeets ol welding and fabrication.
Students are taught the correct methods ol
welding, are welding, tig welding, brazing
and the use ol an aeelyline torch.
Right, instructor Ricky Collier explains to Christopher Norell
what he wants done for class.
Right, Larry Willis sets up to begin welding on a bicycle rack
for the Sally Kate Winters Children's Home, a program project.
Below, Gary Bartlett welds together pieces for the base of the
Above, Dale Morrow and Maurice
Smoot look for good welding rods.
Far right, Marcus Johnson takes one
more look at his project before cutting
out a pattern.
Above, Monica Williams gets everything in her station set up before she fires up her
torch for the next project.
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Left, Larry Mobley and Raymond Bonner put a new door up in
the Industrial Maintenance lab.
Below, Marco Baker and Chris Higgenbothan check the voltage
on an electrical pane.
Below, Jeffery Coleman and Shirley Williams
pressure wash some equipment.
\bove, Justin Mason and Nathan Blake go head-to-head in order to assemble a conveyor system for the IMT lab.
Golden Triangle Campus
New to EMCC, Industrial
Maintenance I echnology is a two-
year program designed to provide
students the opportunity to develop
technical and interpersonal skills.
Students in the IM 1 program
receive an introduction to communi-
cation, mathematics, science and
computers, and study electrical,
mechanical and environmental lun da-
I his program was developed
based on industry need. says
instructor Mike MeC ullough. 'Our
students receive training in a wide
variety ol academic and technical
subjects. I oday, industries are hiring
individuals who are qualified to ban-
die a large, varied number ol tasks.
The program goal is to provide that
type ol technician.
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"/ decided to
cheer for EMCC
because it is a
Qoing pent the Jhazt
Jones, a sopho-
more, who is a
co- head cheer-
leader. "It is an
honor to have
been chosen as
leader of an out-
going and friendly
squad. I know
that the communi-
cation skills I have
learned will help
me later on in life.
I also believe that
coming to EMCC
has helped me
with my future
education. I have
enjoyed my two
years in school
Top right, to
get the ball
Kelly sends a
header into the
to avoid the
defender in an
attempt to gain
Throughout high school, many ath-
letes strive to excel. Some athletes
choose to spend long hours in the
weight room, while some spend more
time on the basketball court working
on a jump shot or on the golf course
improving drive distances. Sometimes
their hard work pays off in the form
of a college scholarship.
Athletics plays such an important
role in student life at EMCC. Many
students attend athletic events to
cheer the Lions and Lady Lions to vic-
tory. For every person, there's a sport
Those who do participate in
athletics provide spectators with joy,
excitement, suspense, and happiness.
Sports also provides athletes a way of
staying physically and mentally fit.
Each athlete strives to be the best he
or she can be. Together with
determination and will, every student
athlete can win a prize of his or her
When student athletes combine
their talent to form a team, a bond is
made. This team must now prepare for
the upcoming season, which will bring
stress, happiness, heartache, and
relief. When put together, talented
athletes produce a talented team.
With that, these athletes strive to win
- all sports stories by Cassie Chance
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eft, after leaving
odriguez goes up
Top, student train-
rs Alan Lewis and
Ashley Knight pack
ce bags into a
ooler for later
Middle, Lady Lion
ope Sanders hus-
les to get the ball
great catch dur-
ng a game.
Sp or ts
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^^T he 2001 Lions are, First Rom (1- r): Kenneth Hollis, Michael Johnson, Detrick
* Barnett, Marques Sykes, Rashod Gandy, Henry Barnett, Brian Thompson, Coach Tom
Goode, Terion Reynolds, Gerrad Williams, Joe White, Eddie Moss, Scotty Elliott, and
Roderick Gandy; Second Row ll-r): Patrick DiMichele, Tamar Sherrod, Fines Tate, Nick
Dimino, Dauid Vates, Maruin Sommeruille, Galen Hendricks, Pete Malone, Otis Bumpers,
Kendrick Harris, Maurice Cunninyham, Marcus Latham, and Ryan Waldrop; Third Row (l-r):
Matt Uauyhn, Jessie Snowden, Terrance Coyyins, Jamar Richardson, Ueron Wriyht, Mario
Euans, Johnathan West, Clarence Jones, Dustin Jones, Rl Cumminys, T.C. Hudson, Chris
Issac, and Robert Curry; Fourth Rouj (l-r): Robert Miskel, Frank Edwards, Deshune
Howells, Joe Knox, Will Gillard, Rocky Rockette, Dashon Sillimon, Kristian Peoples, Gene
Perry, Braz Coleman, Niko Edwards, Eli Lasky, Patrick Bell, and Tyler Richardson; Fifth
Row (l-r): Sean Gerald, Michael Williams, Jonathan Brandy, Tyler Lofton, and Jeremy
The 2001 season brought ups and downs
to the Lion football team. Head coach
Tom Goode entered his tenth season as
the headman. First year assistant Kelby
Bowman joined S.E. Sullins, Tommy
Moore, and Trac Baughn on staff this year.
With just 19 sophomores on this year's
squad, the Lions expected the talented
freshman class to step up and become an
Freshman Fines Tate was a big factor on
defense this year for the Lions, as was
freshman Joe White. Sophomore Ryan
Waldrop, who ranked nationally for tack-
les made, was also an important factor
this past year.
Sophomore Gene Perry was named to
the Pre-Season All-Academic team.
Running back David Yeates, wide receiver
Michael Johnson, and wide receiver Matt
Vaughn were key targets this year for
sophomore quarterbacks Terion Reynolds
and Scotty Elliott.
The Lions made a good showing in the
last game of the season. EMCC faced
North Division champion Delta in Scooba.
Delta won the game 24-14.
^rnmediately aboue, in hopes of stopping
mLm the offensiue aduance, Kendrick Harris
makes a tackle in the backfield.
Sp or ts
' 100 '
y/eft, after get-
^ ting an inter-
to get up field
th the ball.
■*■ belouj, Coach
explains a play
Veft, Coach Tom
^ Goode and Coach
obserue the Lion
offense during the
*r more quarter-
back Scottu Elliot
brings the Lion
offense to the line.
Um aboue, in hopes
of gaining yardage,
Detrick Barnett cuts
back to auoid the
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" I came here
because of the rich
"EMCC is a uery per-
sonable school, and
to be a
"I came here
because the faculty
Sp or ts
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Jp igh t, Coach Tom Goode and
^ Coach Tommy Moore talk ujith
J? elouj, in hopes of scoring,
J& Kendrick Harris fights for
1LA iddle, freshman Maurice
'r Cunningham comes in to
defend on an ouerthroujn pass.
immediately aboue, making his
may into the backfield, Ryan
UJaldrop goes after the quarter-
2001 EMCC LION FOOTBALL
Date Opponent Location Score
Sept. 6 Souhwest Summit
Sept. 13 Co-Lin Scooba
Sept. 27 Northeast Scooba
Oct. 6 Itawamba Fulton
Oct. 11 Jones
Oct. 20 Holmes (HC) Scooba
Nov. 3 Delta
Sept. 20 Coahoma Clarksdale W 23-8
Oct. 27 Northwest Senatobia L 0-42
immediately aboue, wide receiuer Matt
m ^ m Uaughn waits to get water after coming
off the field.
yions Cheerleaders are, First Row (l-r): Rmber
~ Lunsford, Marquita Rlford (co-captain), Bailey
Patterson, Jackie Elder, and Elise Mallette; Second
Rouj (l-r): Piper Sharp, Jennifer Knox, Cassie
Rtkins, and Kimanet Jones (co-captain).
S-P-l-R-l-T! Spirit! Spirit! Let's hear it!
The cheers and chants of the cheerleaders
cannot be mistaken. Cheerleaders have
quite an important job. They have the task
of leading cheers on the sidelines and
encouraging the crowd to participate. The
co-captains for this year's squad are
Marquita Alford and Kimanet Jones.
Michele White is the sponsor. Cheerleaders
cheer at football and home basketball
"Cheering provides people a way to
express their outgoing side," Mrs. White
said. "A cheerleader needs good coordina-
tion, to be outgoing, energetic, patient,
and willing to work." This year's squad is
very peppy and well coordinated. They
have also begun a new tradition of cheer-
ing towards the Lion football team on the
sidelines. The cheerleaders believe that
this will motivate the team better.
Thanks to the cheerleaders, Lion fans
can proudly support and yell for EMCC.
These cheerleaders help encourage ath-
letes to keep going and not to give up in
order to obtain their goal.
y*mmediatelu aboue, Jackie Elder, Rmber
Lunsford, Kimanet Jones, Cassie Rtkins,
and Marquita Rlford shout it out at the
first home game of the year.
^ ladies perform
an exciting cheer
to get the Lion
*^ sure the
croujd can hear
cheer loud and
JV "<c ^1
*- / * ' nfl
^ Marquita Rlford
and Kimanet Jones
discuss some new
A^iddle, a few of
' the cheerlead-
ers make a dance
moue at the foot-
•*" aboue, these
ladies practice long
hours to keep the "
football and basket
ball teams' spirits
"I came to EMCC
because they haue a
to be a
I part of
"I came here
because I just want-
"I came here to plau
soccer and returnea
fflB ' felt
*Oight, in hopes that the ball will
f\ hit off the opponent, Emily
Gable takes a shot.
<y mmediately below, Marcy Jones
m ^ m takes the ball upfield.
M^iddle, Michelle Guadagno goes
^Vup to try to get the ball
around Holmes' defenders.
^■"mmediatelg aboue, in a defen-
■^" siue struggle, Alexis
Hutchinson fights for the ball.
2001 EMCC LADY LIONS SOCCER
Aug. 29 Shelton
Sept. 1 Jones
Sept. 8 Co-Lin
Sept. 15 Hinds
Sept. 22 Holmes
Sept. 25 Gulf Coast Scooba
Sept. 29 Pearl River Perkinston
Oct. 3 Hinds Raymond
Oct. 6 Pearl River Scooba
Oct. 13 Gulf Coast Gulfport
Oct. 17 Holmes Goodman
Oct. 23 Co-Lin
Oct. 27 Gulf Coast* Raymond
* denotes MACJC playoffs
Tuscaloosa W 3-0
mmediately aboue, the Lady Lions take a
much needed break during halftime.
Sp° r ts
^^phe 2001 Lady Lions are, First Row (l-r): Natalie Garton, Katie
' Richards, and Michelle Guadagno; Second Row (l-r): Krystal King,
Haleg Ballard, Marcy Jones, Rustyn Gordon, Emily Gable, and Jana
Moss; Third Row (l-r): Elizabeth Thomas, Kristina Garrison, Kristina
Barrett, Coach Brian Bennett, Casey Rbrams, Tiffany McKay, Rnyela
LUhitehead, and Alexis Hutchinson.
After advancing to the state playoffs
last season, the EMCC Lady Lions soccer
team was looking to repeat their success
in the 2001 season. The Lady Lions, led
by head coach Brian Bennett, finished
the 2001 season with an overall record
Leading the scoring attack for the
Lady Lions this year was sophomore
Krystal King. Other notable scorers were
sophomores Kristina Garrison, Marcy
Jones, Tiffany McKay, and Jana Moss. A
host of freshmen joined the team this
year, adding to the team's depth.
The Lady Lions started the year with a
perfect 3-0 record thanks to wins over
Shelton State, Jones, and Co-Lin.
However, the Lady Lions' hopes for a
perfect season were dashed with a 1 -0
loss to Jones.
EMCC faced Gulf Coast in the first
round of the MACJC playoffs this year
and fell by a final of 3-0.
Although the Lady Lions didn't suc-
ceed in the playoffs, they had a success-
ful season and truly went for the prize.
'immediately aboue, while taking a break
•" from the game, the Lady Lions match the
game with manager Wesley Clay and coach
Sp or ts
' 108 '
^ more Krystai
King matches the
ball sail through
the air after hit-
ting a header.
^ to pass the
ball, Jana Moss
uses the side of
her foot to hit it
across the field.
Veft, Emilg Gable
^ looks to get
some more points
on the board for
the Ladg Lions.
'r Richards uses
some soccer tech-
niques to get the
ball around the
JU boue, Kristina
'• Garrison tries to
et the ball past a
efender so she can
put it in the back of
Sp or ts
' 109 '
"I came to EMCC to
play soccer. I must
"I came back
because the soccer
towards the sea-
"EMCC was the best
soccer proyram that
ight, Chris Wilkins dribbles the
ball across the field.
immediately below, Garrett
-^- Sutton takes an open shot
My/iddle, Dauid Smith looks to get
^V the ball into scoring position
immediately aboue, Brian Kelly
°^" takes a shot in hopes of adding
to the Lions' lead against Delta.
Sp° r 's
2001 EMCC LIONS SOCCER
immediately aboue, the Lions practice
their offensiue attack prior to the start
of a game.
■he 2001 Lions are, First Row (l-r): Dauid Smith, Paul Ballard, Nathan
Gregg, and flaron Smgser; Second Row (l-r): Shaun Quinn, Brian Kelly,
Brian Sanders, Bo Blackledge, flaron flinsworth, and Chris LUilkins; Third Row
(l-r): Oustg Wise, Drew Smith, Garrett Sutton, Steuen Piatt, UJesley Clag,
Jonathan Dauis, Richard Lile, and coordinator Brian Bennett.
The Lion soccer team entered the 2001
season with a mixture of anxiety and high
hopes. Players were concerned because
veteran soccer coach Sean McDonall had
left the team that summer, but in August,
professional soccer player Adam Burke
was named head coach. Under Burke's
helm, the team had a good year.
Wesley Clay, who led the offense, was
ranked among the top five in the nation
in scoring. Other key players this season
were sophomore Brian Kelly, freshman
Jonathan Davis, sophomore David Smith,
and freshman Chris Wilkins. Goalie
Nathan Gregg recorded four shutouts on
the season. Other returning sophomores
were Aaron Ainsworth, Bo Blackledge,
Brian Kelly, Richard Lile, Steven Piatt,
and Aaron Smyser.
Newcomers to this year's squad includ-
ed Paul Ballard, Michael Collins, Travis
Strait, and Garrett Sutton.
This year, the team tied for second
place in the North Division with
Itawamba. However, the point system was
used to determine who would go to the
MACJC playoffs, and for the second year
in a row, the Lions stayed at home.
^"mmediatelu aboue, the Lion soccer
team huddles together for a prayer
before the start of a game.
y/eft, while tru-
^ ing to stop the
Piatt gets down
low and defends.
*^ Nathan Top'
Gregg rares back
to kick the ball
from the goal.
y/eft, mens head
^ coach fldam
Burke explains the
ame strategg to
he team during
X^iddle, kicking it
~" into high
auis heads down
field with the ball.
m * m aboue, with an
ball, Paul Ballard
looks to send the
ball to another play-
Sp° r 's
"I came to EMCC
because of the won-
"I came here
because I thought
- Donna Franklin
"I chose EMCC
because I felt like I
of the nice people."
ight, Kelly Peoples looks for
someone to pass the ball to.
elow, Dorecious Powe gets
ready to driue to the goal.
iddle, freshman Katrina Barr
brings the ball down court.
i mmediately aboue, hoping to
add to the Ladg Lions' lead
Kenyetta Moore concentrates on
her free throw shot.
2002 EMCC LADY LIONS BASKETBALL
Denotes Keyes Currie Reception
^immediately aboue, hoping to stop the
offensiue aduance, Candace Spires gets
ready to defend.
he 2001 Lady Lions are First Rom (l-r): Kelly Peoples, Constance
Logan, Erica Ray, Candace Spires, Allison Power, Katrina Barr,
Natalie Williams, and Donna Franklin; Second Rom (l-r): Ryan Cole,
Tamara Gibbs, Shonte Bass, Margaret McClure, Michelle Shaffer, Dorecious
Pome, Kenyetta Moore, Coach Sharon Thompson, and Coach Dale Peay.
The 2001-2002 season brought many
obstacles for the EMCC Lady Lions. In
their first game of the year, the Lady
Lions made a strong showing in an 82-68
loss to Meridian.
This is Coach Peay's 17th season as
head coach. His assistant is Sharon
Thompson. Thompson, who played for
four years at Mississippi State, also
played in Italy for a year and was draft-
ed by the ABL.
Four sophomores returned for a final
season. They were Erica Ray from Oak
Hill Academy, Donna Franklin from
Meridian, and Kelly Peoples and Natalie
Williams, both from Guin, Alabama.
Newcomers to this year's squad
included Yazoo County's Candace Spires
and Michelle Shaffer, Katrina Barr of
West Point, Constance Logan of Maben,
Allison Power of New Hope, Dorecious
Powe from NE Lauderdale, and Margaret
McClure from Macon Central Academy.
These ladies worked well together
and took EMCC to new heights on their
way to reaching the prize.
^immediately aboue, Lady Lions Michelle
Shaffer and Allison Power yet ready to
block out on a free throw shot.
y/eft, while try
^ ing to keep
the ball away
from the oppo-
nent, Erica Ray
looks for some-
one to pass to.
Veft, following a
^ foul, Donna
Franklin gets ready
to shoot a free
A^iddle, lady lion
awaits the rebound.
•*" aboue, during a
timeout, Coach Peay
explains a play to his
Sp° r 's
"1 chose EMCC
because 1 think that
\ / ^*M
/ I expec-
/ n 1 tations
"I came to EMCC
because I felt like
"1 came to EMCC all
the way from Laurel
■ft — j^H
y\ /«^i God ' s
J \/ \ will for
' ^tfipfc 1™*°
Sp° r ts
ight, sophomore Reshard Rlonza
awaits to get the rebound.
eloiu, Dennis Dupree eyes his
'iddle, the Lions line up for the
i mmediately aboue, to get
around the defender, Raphael
Edwards makes a turnaround moue
2002 EMCC LION BASKETBALL
** Denotes Keyes Currie Reception
J mmediatelu aboue, the Lion basketball
team watches an exciting game from the
'he 2001 Lion basketball team is First Row (l-r): Jimmy Kelly, Reygie
Jackson, UJiley Gladney, Dennis Dupree, Raphael Edwards, Ryan Rodriyuez,
Trey Gibson, and Tramechie Euans; Second Row (l-r): Manager Randy Uibrock,
Coach Pam Moore, Jamar Hill, Dauarrius Hairston, Clem Celestine, Reshard Rlonza,
Charles Braxton, Josh Steele, Coach Clay flrmstrony, and Head Trainer Ryan Cole.
Following the untimely death of
Coach Steve Hull, his former assistant,
Clay Armstrong, was named head coach.
Armstrong took the reigns to lead a Lion
squad who went out and performed just
the way Coach Hull would have wanted
them to. Pam Moore, EMCC softball
coach and former basketball coach, was
This year's squad was loaded with
nine sophomores and five freshmen. In
their home opener, the Lions got their
first win in overtime against Jones
County Junior College, marking the
beginning of a season of close games.
Sophomores of this year's team were
Reshard Alonza, Charles Braxton, Clem
Celestine, Dennis Dupree, Raphael
Edwards, Wiley Gladney, Jamar Hill,
Reggie Jackson, and Ryan Rodriguez.
Newcomers to this year's team were
Tramechie Evans of Starkville, Davarrius
Hairston of Columbus, Jimmy Kelly of
Northeast Lauderdale, and Josh Steele
of Laurel Hill, Florida. All were treas-
ures to EMCC's team.
immediately aboue, hoping that he can cut
•■ off the offensiue driue, Reshard Rlonza
works to get in position.
^eft, wain a
^ look of satis-
knows he can get
past the Jones
^hoping to cap-
italize on the
for someone that
^eft, in an
^ attempt to driue
to the goal,
tries to get around
/twiddle, in an
r effort to get
Edwards gets his
Rodriguez tries some
' 121 '
"I chose EMCC
because, gosh, I loue
I chose EMCC
because I felt I
I chose EMCC
because I thought I
so I can
in my baseball
^9 ight, with a look of determina-
^V tion, J.D. Harbour gets ready to
fire a pitch.
mmediately below, Kenneth
Morrison gets ready for an at
J^^iddle, trying to fool the batter
^~r with an off speed change up,
Trey Wail lobs one to the plate
mmediately aboue, Coach Tony
Montgomery looks to the
umpire for a call while Tyler Larose
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2002 LION BASEBALL SCHEDULE
mmediately aboue, while discussing the
game plan, Josh Perry and Keuin Long
keep their eyes on the field.
mmediately below, in a gesture of good sports-
manship, the Lions prepare to shake the oppo-
nent's hand on a job well done.
The Lions, although coming off their
worst season in Coach Baldner's sixteen
years at EMCC, began the new year with
a great deal of optimism. With eight
returning sophomores and a talented
freshmen class, the Lions were much
improved in 2002.
Looked to for leadership were eight
sophomores led by Honorable Mention All
State third baseman J.D. Harbour.
Harbour hit .298 as a freshman and was
chosen Rookie of the Year for the 2001
Lions. Also being looked to for sopho-
more leadership were the Lions' only
returning pitcher Bill Cotton, as well as
catchers Ben Earnest and Josh Perry.
Infielders with playing experience that
proved valuable included Ashley Chism
and Ben Mason. Returning outfielders
were Todd Harcrow and Kent Lewis.
The freshmen recruiting class, along
with walk-ons, numbered a squad of thir-
ty-two. They competed for twenty-two
positions. Coach Baldner felt that this
year's recruiting class was one of the
Lions' strongest in recent years. Of the
sixteen recruits signed to scholarships,
ten played in national tournaments this
past summer. Seven of those ten played
on a national championship team. With
all these successful players, the team
was bound to have a winning year.
■ ■ ;>;:>.; '
mmediately aboue, before a game,
Coach Tony Montgomery prepares the
Sp° r fs
Veft, in an
~ attempt to
score more runs,
Ashley Chism fol-
lows through on
a base hit.
~ belouj, while
trying to get to
first base before
the ball, Todd
■ ■■■:-■.::■..:■: -■ ■-,/ ;: :.,
yeft, these guus
* try to keep their
heads in the game
ujhile waiting for
their turn at bat.
stretches to get the
out at first base.
that practice makes
perfect, the Lions
prepare for the 2002
"I came to EMCC
because I felt that
was close to home."
"I came to EMCC
because of the good
"I came here
because I was able
^Pight, looking ready for action,
rV Kayla Murphy awaits the next
jSe\ow, Shannon Brown tosses
£^ Kayla Murphy the ball during
t^idtile, while taking infield
*^f before a game, Kristin
McClelland catches for Kati
immediately aboue, sophomore
™ shortstop Rustyn Gordon acts
quickly to stop the ball.
2002 LADY LIONS SOFTBALL
immediately above, Coach Pam Moore has a pep talk
•*" with Austyn Gordon, Morgan McPhail, and Jep
^^he Lady Lions are, First Rouj (l-r): Morgan McPhail,
Kati Fleming, Emily Gable, Desting Drish, Kristin
McClelland, Shannon Brown, and Rustgn Gordon; Second
Rouj (l-r): Randi Little, Jennifer Knox, Kagla Murphg,
Danita Richardson, Rlisha Dufour, Keelg Rutledge, and
Coach Pam Moore. Not pictured: Rllison Poujer.
The 2002 Lady Lion softball team counted
on some returning players to come up big
this season. Coach Pam Moore also expected
the freshman class to step up and become
important factors, and they did not disap-
Sophomores Jessica Vaughn and Kayla
Murphy both returned with batting averages
that posted .489 and .451, respectively.
Sophomore Ursula Conley returned for anoth-
er year of play after a knee injury that kept
her out the last part of the season. Conley,
along with Vaughn, Murphy, and returning
shortstop, Austyn Gordon, all collected All-
State honors. Vaughn also won All-Region
honors. Returning outfielders Morgan McPhail
and Randi Little and returning infielders
Shannon Brown and Donna Franklin, also
added depth to the experienced class of
Newcomer Denitta Quinn was an important
addition to the infield and batting averages.
Kati Fleming, Destiny Drish, and Emily
Gable were looked upon to take over impor-
tant leadership roles as they led out the
2002 Lady Lions from the mound. Other
incoming freshmen were Cheryl Senate,
Keely Rutledge, Kristin McClelland, Alisha
Dufour, Jennifer Knox, Constance Logan,
Allison Power, and Margaret McClure.
immediately aboue, Donna Franklin looks
™ back to see inhere the ball is before
heading to third base.
^ Conley tries to
apply the out on
at first base dur-
•*• belouj, fresh-
man Destiny Drish
ujifh her pitch
Fleming gets ready
to release the ball
and send it to the
r r McPhail goes
doujn to get tne out
in the outfield.
~ aboue, in an
effort to stop the
lead runner, Kayla
Murphy applies the
tag at Ihird base.
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"I came to EMCC
because of the music
of these programs."
"I came to EMCC so I
could improue my
"I came here
because this is a
golf on this leuel." *
■ 130 ~
^jpight, Matt Downing follows
^ through with his swing while
immediately below, Keith
■*" Faulkner gets down to look at
his next shot.
353 -■--''•> "*■-'
- " ' • ' '* "**"' - - ■ -
A^^iddle, hoping to lower his
' score by at least two points,
Jon Luke Hazelwood works on his
immediately aboue, knowing
•*■ that practice makes perfect,
Deuin Dauis works on getting his
Golf is a quiet sport, so to speak. However,
one may say that golf is also a sport that the
athlete must concentrate on. The object of
the game is to place a small hard ball into a
small hole using clubs. Imagine someone trying
to hit that small hard ball 200 plus yards using
something just slightly bigger than the ball
itself. It is not as simple as it seems. All
throughout the nation, there are intricate and
well developed courses that provide a chal-
lenge and adventure for the golfer. Golf is a
true sport. To be a competitive golfer, one
must devote many hours out on the links in
order to improve chipping, putting, and drive
The 2001 golf team participated in tourna-
ments in Picayune, Wiggins, Meridian, Tupelo,
Wesson, Raymond, and Hattiesburg. May 2001
graduate Matt King tied for second at the
Region 23 Tournament. The finish qualified
King for the National Championships in College
Station, Texas, June 3-8, 2001. King was also
named to the All-State and All-Regional Teams
for Mississippi Community and Junior Colleges.
g 002 Lion Golf Team is (l-r): Bo Blackledge,
Hayes Rector, Deuin Oauis, Jon Luke
Hazelujood, and Keith Faulkner. Not pictured:
^081-2002 trainers are, (l-r): Hshley
^ Knight, sophomore; Chris Watson, fresh
man; Ryan Cole, head trainer; Rlan Lewis,
freshman; and Rmy McDill, freshman.
It is third down and five to go. The
defense decides to blitz on a pass play.
The quarterback is hit in the knees and
dropped at the line of scrimmage. For the
next five minutes, he lays on the field
while athletic trainers attend to his injury.
This year, EMCC is fortunate enough to
have four student trainers under the direc-
tion of second year head trainer Ryan
Football is not the only sport these
trainers are involved with. They are sure
to be on hand at every athletic event to
provide assistance if and when needed.
These trainers work with the Rush Sports
Medicine Team from Rush Foundation
Hospital in Meridian. The hours are long,
as trainers must travel all over the state
to various events. They must also be on
hand at practices in case they are needed.
The main jobs of the trainers are to pre-
vent injuries, evaluate injuries, and pro-
vide rehabilitation services when an injury
does occur. Part of the prevention of
injuries is to provide plenty of water and
pickle juice to prevent cramps. These stu-
dent trainers put in long hours to keep the
Lions and Lady Lions on their feet and pre-
pare them to get back in the game and go
for the prize.
immediately aboue, Rshley Knight and
-*■ Christopher LUatson make sure the footbal
team has their much needed water.
^ trainer Ryan
Cole and student
knee during a
*J Cole gets
from Rmy McDill
Luith an injury.
y/eft, trying to
^ make sure the
Lions don't dehy-
LUatson and Rshley
wafer bottles for
f f trainer Rmy
McDill wraps an
ankle prior to the
start of football
•*" aboue, Rlan
Lewis prepares LUill
Gillard's ankle to be
wrapped before a
Coach Steve Hull
"I was lucky enough to experi-
ence the professional and per-
sonal side of Coach Hull. From
a professional standpoint, he
was outstanding. As a coach,
he did not have many equals.
He loved coaching and he was
good at it. Personally, he was
a great friend. If he was your
friend, you really had some-
thing. In my short time here he
had turned into one of my best
friends. He was a better friend
than coach, and he was a
great coach. He had a saying,
'do it right.' He meant that we
should always do our best at
anything we do, or there's no
reason to do it. I think we
should all remember him by
always trying to do what is
- Clay Armstrong
Men '$ Basketball Coach
"When I remember Coach Hull,
only good thoughts come to
mind. His smiling, laughing,
and joking around were always
a constant whether it be on
the basketball court, in his
office in Stennis Hall, or
around the campus on week-
ends. I, as well as my husband.
Tommy, became great friends
with Coach Hull and his wife,
Lisa. In the short six years that
we were all a part of the
Scooba family, our friendship
continued to grow. Coach
Steve Hull was a great friend
and that is how I will always
- Pam Moore,
Men 's Assistant
Women 's Softball Coach
"Coach Hull was a motivator. I
have never seen a more determined
coach. He was always pushing me.
No matter how bad things got, you
could always turn to him for posi-
tive inspiration." - Dennis Dupree
"Coach Hull was one of my
favorite people. He was a good
man who would help you any
way he could and could always
make you laugh. I will miss his
enthusiasm." - Ashley Knight
These pictures show just how
intense Coach Hull was every
game. He stood by his players
1 00% and made them push
themselves to give their best at
"Coach Hull was a great mentor
and a wonderful coach. He will
be missed greatly. He was
always kind to everyone, even
the ones he did not teach or
coach. " - Ashley Chism
"Coach Hull to me was more
than a coach, but a father, not
for two years but for many. He
had tough love for everyone. He
would help those who helped
themselves." - Reshard Alonza
Coach Hull cheering his players during a game. Photos cour-
tesy of The Meridian Star.
Steve Hull, men's basketball coach for EMCC
died of a heart attack while playing golf on
Monday, October I 5th. He was 39 years old.
He left behind wife, Lisa, son Trex, and daughter
Bailey. Coach Hull was beginning his seventh
season as head basketball coach at East
Mississippi Community College. Coach Hull was
very successful in all the sports he coached
throughout the years. On October 1 9th, EMCC
faculty, staff, and students held a memorial serv-
ice for Coach Hull in the auditorium. Some of his
players shared thoughts of their beloved coach.
"What I admired most about Coach Hull is that
he set priorities in his life," said team manager
Randy Vibrock. "Basketball was a priority, but
not the first. In practice and in the game, he was
Coach Hull, but after the game was over, he
became a teacher, a friend, a son, a father and a
husband to his family." Along with some of the
players, Coach Armstrong and Chief
Administrative Officer Dr. Ed Davis shared their
thoughts about how special Steve Hull was to
them. Coach Hul was loved by so many people
at East Mississippi Community College. He was
not only a coach, but a teacher to many stu-
dents of Scooba. He will be sorely missed by his
basketball players, faculty and staff, as well as
the student body. Everyone involved with East
Mississippi Comunity College will never forget
what a great man Steve Hull was. Always
remember... "Do it right!"
- Jennifer Hester
These cheerleaders memorialize Coach Hull with their
After the memorial, the basketball team poses for a picture for Coach Hull's father.
Steve Hull with his wife, Lisa, son, Trex, and daughter, Bailey.
"The reason I like
EMCC is because
they have a great
coaching staff and
the teachers are
Our Ehude And log
great because W J ^J
they help students
to enhance their
learning ability, "
said Gene Perry
Jr., the vice -
"EMCC is a great
place to come for
that next step for
education. When I
came to EMCC I
felt that everyone
here treated me
as an individual
and not just a
number like at
other colleges. "
Top right, from
left to right,
Ethel Hill, and
are having a
versation at the
left to right,
and Gino Perry,
are hanging out
on the new
Imagine. Students are walking and chat-
ting about classes, others are trying to get to
that one class on time, and the rest are just
talking about everyday things. This is a typ-
ical day for the students of EMCC. The stu-
dents, faculty and staff of the college are
EMCC's pride and joy. The diversity in
styles, culture and people make the college
an exciting learning experience for every-
one. The student-teacher relationship is not
only professional, but it is also on a friendly
level, too. "I like East Mississppi Community
College because it feels like one big happy
family," said freshman George Spinks.
"EMCC is a home away from home," says
Kelly Johnson, an incoming freshman who
lives in the dorm on the Scooba Campus.
Living on campus makes a lot of difference
because this gives students a chance to
interact with each other on a more personal
level and to learn more of the indepen-
dence that is expected when they enter the
"East Mississippi Community College has
been a great experience, and I know that
my experiences here will carry me far in
life," said LeKeva Calhoun.
Meeting new people is a great way to
(earn about one's culture and also to learn
to respect each other's differences. When
students leave East Mississippi Community
College, they will hopefully have gained a
true knowledge and respect for their fellow
student and will move full speed ahead in
the right direction in life.
Whether the students, faculty and staff you
know come from military bases, the Golden
Triangle campus or the Scooba campus,
they are all the pride and joy of EMCC - truly
one of the greatest treasures of the college.
- Chandra Foard
Left, Chandra Foard
and Tiffany R. Jones
are making plans
for the night.
Top, Jon Ferguson,
and Ronaldo Beane
are having an
afternoon chat in
front of the cafete-
Miller, and Donna
Franklin are laugh-
ing about what
happened in class
Ferguson, and Josh
Steele are trying to
see who is going to
win in a game of
East Mississippi Community College
Boarcj of Trustees
Above, Dr. Ann Lamb makes a point during a board meeting held on the Scooba
Above, Mr. R. S. Wofford and Mr. Charlie Box review
the board minutes from the previous meeting.
Mrs. Linda Jackson
Mr. Larry Bell
Mr. Charlie Box
Mr. Billie Dickson
Mr. Tim Heard
Mrs. Theresa Hughes Dr. Ann Marie Lamb
Noxubee County Clay County
Mrs. Susan Moates
Mr. Dennis Morgan
Mr. Ed Mosley
Mr. John Persons
Mr. Tommy Wallace
Mr. R. S. Wofford
Dr. Thomas L. Davis, President of EMCC
Dr. Ed Davis, Chief Administrative Officer
Debby Gard, Assistant Business Manager
Garry Jones, Financial Aid Director
Napoleon Jones, Assistant Vocational Director
La Nell Kellum, Asst. Vocational Director
Randall Lee, District Academic Dean
Paul Miller, Assistant Director GT
Jacqueline Newton, Columbus Air Force Base Director
Mark Schroeder, Meridian Naval Air Station Director
George Stockman, Business Manager
Mickey Stokes, Dean of Students
Joyce Walker, District Dir. of Institutional Research
Dr. Rick Young, Chief Executive Officer GT
Yolanda Allen, Receptionist/ Switchboard Oper. GT
Kelly Atwood, District Director of Public Information
Bill Baldner, Baseball Coach
Janet Briggs, English Instructor
Doreen Bryan, Secretary of the President
Joanne Buchanan, Clerical/Switchboard Operator
Adam Burke, Men's Soccer Coach
Patricia Calloway, Business Technology Instructor
Lynn Card, Administrative Assistant
Terry Cherry, Art Instructor
Debbie Coker, Cosmetology Instructor GT
Ricky Collier, Welding Instructor GT
Andrew Couch, Forestry Instructor
Pam Cox, Related Studies/Math Inst. GT
Maggie Dale, Accounts Payable & Purchasing
Trina Dendy, Admin. Support Service Instructor
Brenda DiMichele, Music Instructor
Conrad DiMichele, Social Science Division Chair
Marilyn Dolittle, Business Tech. Instructor GT
Annalisa Ebanks, Physical Science/Math. Instructor
David Ellis, Computer Programming Instructor GT
Robert Ellis, Data Processing Manager GT
Tonsha Emerson, Practical Nursing Instructor GT
Linda Farrar, Hotel & Restaurant Instructor GT
Russ Farris, Shipping/Receiving
Zelma Fulgham, Business Technology Instructor
Robin Fulton, Math Instructor
Larry Gibson, Math Instructor
Marie Gordon, Speech & Drama Instructor
Grady Graham, Automotive Instructor GT
Janet Gullett, Banking & Financing Instructor
Jackie Hale, Job Placement Counselor GT
Judy Higginbotham, Accounts Receivable Clerk
Teresa Houston, Mathematics Instructor
Catalina Huerkamp, Spanish Instructor
Jim Huerkamp, Science & Technology Inst. GT
Jennifer Hull, Health Care Asst. Instructor
Lucy Hull, Social Science Instructor
Telemate Jackreece, Social Science Instructor GT
Ellen Jordan, Biology Instructor GT
Marilyn Lantz, English Instructor GT
Ernest Lowrimore, Drafting Instructor GT
Steve Malone, Machine Shop Instructor GT
Elaine McKay, Accounts Receivable Clerk GT
Donald McKee, Information Technology
Belinda Mead, Nursing Instructor GT
Marcy Montgomery, Clerical Support/ PR Assistant
Tony Montgomery, Assistant Director of Housing
Pam Moore, English Instructor/Softball Coach
Melissa Mosley, Dist. Payroll/ Benefits Manager GT
Ed Nave, Director of Continuing Education GT
Irene Nichols, Related Studies Instructor
Earl Oliver, Automechanics Instructor
Wilton Parnell, Maintenance
Karen Parsons, Nursing Instructor GT
John Reeves, Social Science Instructor
Rosemary Rice, Library Assistant GT
Larry Salter, Psychology Instructor
Marion Sam, ABE/GED GT
Eddie Sciple, Ophthalmics Instructor
Melinda Sciple, Secretary of the Academic Dean
Hari Sharma, Mathematics Instructor
Ellen Shaw, Tech Prep Instructor GT
James Skipper, Science Instructor
Susan Sleppy, Computer Instructor
Mary Margaret Smith, Special Pop. Coordinator
Roger Smith, Librarian
Ann Smithson, Assistant Librarian GT
Kim Sobley, District Learning Coordinator Assistant
Janis Spears, Business Office GT
Terry Stennis, Bookstore Manager
Martha Taylor, English Instructor
Gina Thompson, Related Studies Instructor GT
Bobbv Thrash, Mathematics Instructor
Kenneth Turner, English Instructor
Mike Tvarkunas, Director of Info Tech.
Bob Walker, Forestry Technology Instructor GT
Michele White, Recruiting Director
Cathy Williams, Registrar
Clay Williams, Science Inst.
Kary Williams, Math. Inst.
Brenda Wilson, Special
Sandra Yarbrough, Vo-Tech
Who's Who Among America's Community
William Michael Brown
SCF • Choir • Gospel Choir •
National Dean's List • Kemper
County After School Tutorial Program
Major: Computer Information Syst.
Parents: Gary and Barbara Chism
Parent: Debbie Baker
Forestry Club Secretary •
Forestry Award 200 1 recipient
Major: Child Psychology
Parents: Stewart and Malinda Clay
Soccer • Phi Theta Kappa •
President's List • PTK Award
Major: Elementary Education
Soccer • Phi Theta Kappa chairman
•President's List • Dean's List •
National Dean's List
Parents: David and Kay Hailey
Phi Theta Kappa "Dean's List
Yearbook Editor • PTK • FCA •
Student Recruiter • Sports
Information 1 • Freshman favorite
Latasha A. Jones
Major: Office Systems Technology
Parents: Earnestine S Londy Jones
Gospel Choir • Phi Beta Lambda •
National Dean's List
Major: Secondary English/Coaching
Choir • Newspaper • Highest GPA
in Western Civilization class •
Student Christian Fellowship
Major: Physical Therapy
Softball • Fellowship of Christian
Athletes • Phi Theta Kappa • All State
Softball 200 1 • President's List
Parents: Wade and Tammy Peoples
Phi Theta Kappa • Basketball
Gene A. Perry, Jr.
Parents: Gene and Hilda Perry
Gospel Choir • Student Government
Association •National Dean's List
College Students - Scooba Campus
Football • Newspaper • Phi Theta
Kappa • FCA • President's List •
JSA Today Academic All American
Phi Theta Kappa President • Soccer •
President's List •National Dean's
List • Chemistry Award
Major: Speech Pathology
Student Christian Fellowship •
Choir • MYF Sunday School
' i Hi
•■ « - .jjk
" / ■
Soccer •Softball • National Dean's
List • President's List • Phi Theta
Collegian »SCF • Scholar's Bowl •
Syzygy »PTK Secretary •President's
§ Dean's List *AII USA nominee
Major: Athletic Training
PTK Historian • Student Trainer •
Newspaper • Basketball statistician •
National Dean's List •USA scholar
Major: Elementary Education
Phi Theta Kappa • Softball
Manager • Choir • Gospel Choir •
National Dean's S President's Lists
Major: Political Science
Softball team • President of FCA §
President's § National Dean's List
Josh Perry Erica Ray
Major: Secondary Education Major: Accounting
Baseball • Phi Theta Kappa • Phi Theta Kappa • President's List •
'resident's List • Social Studies Award Basketball • Fellowship of Christian
• Fellowship of Christian Athletes Athletes • PTK Award
Parents: Joyce Bell § Rocky Rockette
Football • Fellowship of Christian
Athletes • Academic All American
Major: Funeral Services
Sigma Phi Sigma • Restorative Art
Award • Vice President of Sigma
Phi Sigma for 200 1
Who's Who Among America's Community
Parents: Leon Adams and Debbie
Major: Office Systems Technology
Phi Beta Lambda •
Major: Hotel § Restaurant
DEX President • Sophomore class
favorite • Student Government
Rodney D. Busby
Major: Drafting S Design
Parents: Demar and Gayle Busby
President of Phi Theta Kappa •
Parents: R. Hudson S Eaye Barnes
Air National Guard •Hamilton
Volunteer Fire Department
Ardra I. Morgan
Major: Office Systems Technology
Parent: Elwin Bennett
National Dean's List • Who's Who •
Phi Beta Lambda • Phi Theta Kappa
Major: Elementary Education
Parents: Jerry Dailey and Denise
Philip E. Talley
Major: Political Science
Parents: Brad and Alice Talley
Reflections • Choir • Student Tutor •
SGA Treasurer • Freshman Biology
Award • SCF
Marion Carolnella Smoot
Major: Computer Science
Phi Theta Kappa • Student
Christian Fellowship • President's
Major: Liberal Arts
Phi Theta Kappa • Syzygy • Phi
Theta Kappa Award • English
Major: Sports Medicine
Parent: Mary Yeates
Fellowship of Christian Athletes •
College Students - Golden Triangle
Major: Computer Networking Tech.
Parents: Willie § Marilyn Courtney
President's List • AITP
Parents: Rusty and Becky Cox
Freshman class favorite
Delta Epsilon Chi • placed I st in Delta
Epsilon Chi State Conference • placed
3rd in International Career conference
Major: Office Systems Technology
Who's Who* Phi Theta Kappa*
Phi Beta Lambda • Phi Theta
James B. Turnipseed
Parents: Jim and Ellen Turnipseed
Phi Theta Kappa • President's List
Major: Office Systems Technology
Student Government Association
Phi Beta Lambda • Dean's List
Christopher J. Youngblood
Major: Computer Programming
Parents: Jerome § Janet Youngblood
Phi Theta Kappa • President of
Major: Behavioral Science
Phi Theta Kappa • Students in
Christian Fellowship • President's
List • Phi Theta Kappa
Population Health Committee •
Church Musician • Columbus AFB
Lady Blaze basketball team
Major: Business Administration
President's List • helped build Lee
Recreational Park in Columbus •
Major: Criminal Justice
ASMC Magnolia Chapter Treasurer
2000-2001 • Airman of the Year •
Dean's List • Airman of the Quarter
EMCC HoMECOMiiNq Pep RAlly
At Its Best...
The day was filled with
loads of fun and entertainment.
The cheerleaders danced, prizes
were awarded, members of the
football team spoke, pies were
thrown at cheerleaders, and
music was played.
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€ Vr.*.t ! .ul, /f
L-R. (p. 148) I . Otis Bumpers; 1 Lauren Hester. Wesley Clay, Stephen Piatt. Mandl
Wells, Patrick DiMichelle, Rob McArthur, § Allison Power; 3. football players; 4. Leo
the Lion; 5. Michael Collins 5 Chris Issac; (p. 149) 6. Cheerleaders pertorm a dance; 7.
Coach Goode, Al Cummings, Michael Johnson, § David Yeates; 8. Otis Bumpers; 9.
Shannon Brown; 10. Angel Williams, Summer Wooten, S Kristen Guadagno
m 149 1
HoMECOMJNq Will Never Be ThE
Same WiihouT tIhe Pie TlnRowii\q..
This is the time when EMCC
cheerleaders are punished for
speaking on "Hush Day."
Students throw pies, consisting
of melted marshmellows, choco
late syrup, and cool whip, into
the cheerleaders' faces.
L-R. (p. 1 50) I . Kimanet Jones S Al Cummings; 2. Jennifer Hester g Jennifer Knox; i.
Marquita Alford, Otis Bumpers, g Michael Johnson; 4. Piper Sharp g Tyler Lofton; 5.
Michele White; (p. 151)6. Josh Steele g Jackie Elder; 7. Randi Little § Cassie Atkins;
8. Amber Lunsford g Jana Moss; 9. Bailey Patterson g Elizabeth McNutt; 10. K.
Jones, g A. Cummings
A Chance to
TIhe HoMECOMiNq Dance
ancI Fun Flicks...
Every year EMCC students look
forward to the annual dance,
held this year during
Homecoming week. Fun Flicks
also offered the students a
chance to dance and sing.
L-R. (p. 1 52) I . Nancy Skelton; 2. Christina Craddieth, Constance Logan and Chimere
Ewings; 3. Students dancing in the student center; 4. Steve Butler; 5. Constance
Logan; (p. 153) 6. Tameka Pippin, Michael Johnson, § Jessica Vaughn; 7. Tony
Robinson; 8. Coach Kelby Bowman. Audrey Carter S Joe White; 9. Bobby Johnson 5
Chris Coleman; 10. Lasaundra Pusha 5 Kimanet Jones
George Roberson, Jr.
hflATAblE Fun, A Ume to Let it
All Go ancJ Have a BIast WnU
Your FrjencIs at EMCC...
EMCC students are given the
opportunity to have a "tun
day" on campus. This year
inflatable fun was included as
part of the homecoming week's
L-R. (p. 154) I. Hayes Rector; 2. Allison Power S Andrea Judd; 3. Jennifer Hester S
Steven Piatt; 4. Katie Richards 5 Titfany McKay; 5. Ben Stiller, John Fuller. Tony Butler
S Ty Harbour; (p. 1 55) 6. EMCC students watch the fun activities, 7. Otis Bumpers; 8.
Tiffany R. Jones S Crystal Hogan; 9. Katie Richards 5 Adam Parker; 10. Coach Adam
Strews Have Fun On
idents at EMCC always
spending time in their
> with friends, playing
in the student center,
outside and just finding
hing to do at Scooba.
Lafrinia Carpenter, Iv
t-R, (p. 1 56) I. Sunshine Gardner; 2. Rashard Alonza, Darrel Madison, § Dejuan
Turnipseed; 3. David Smith, Wesley Clay. Sean Quinn, § Steven Piatt; 4. Ty Harbour %
Kris Barnett play cards in the SC; 5. Rosalynn Dismuke: (p. 1 57) 6. Laura LaGrone,
LaTasha Farmer, S LaShonda White; 7. Students play cards in the student center;
S.Taijuan Petty S Keisha Vassar; 9. Chad Carlson; 10. J.D. Harbour
Campus Life Is Full of...
Whether EMCC students play
in the water (when the campus
floods), talk on the phone.
socialize with new friends, or
just play Playstation, they
always have a good time on
the Scooba campus, and make
it a cherished experience.
T***' **■ w*~ "" I ** ■ "
L-R, (p. 158) I . Elise Mallette; 2. Ashley Chism, tee Boyd, S Leif Carpenter; 3. Marcy
Jones § Trey Gibson; 4. Kent tewis; 5. Keisha Jenkins, Latta Spencer S Regina Barkins;
6. Randi Little, Jennifer Hester § Natalie barton; 7. Bailey Patterson § Chris Davis; 8.
Rashard Alonza, Reggie Jackson, Tamar Gibbs. Atari Lofton, § Porecious Powe; 9. S.
Brown, J. Hester S N. Garton; 10. Dana Stapleton, Kim Mowry S Lindsey Haywood
EMCC Always OffERs Fun
AdiviTiEs for? tIhe StucIent Body...
Whether you are playing the
guitar at Mr. Salter's house,
playing volleyball, taking soft-
ball trips, or supporting EMCC
football, you always have a
good time at East Mississippi.
L-R, (p. 160) I . Jennifer Knox, Rob McArthur, § Joel Patrick; 2. Morgan McPhafl,
Kayla Murphy, Lauren Hester. Allison Power. Keely Rutledge, S Jennifer Hester; 3.
EMCC softball team poses for a quick picture at McDonalds; -t.Keysha Ware; 5. At the
honors dorm; (p. 161)6, Ashley Chism, Matt Minchew, Mr. Salter, S Josh Snyder; 7.
J. Knox, Tiffany Moore. Dan Sundbeck, R. McArthur, Keely Rutledge, % Destiny Dnsh;
8. T. Moore § Felicia George; 9. Montrel Bobo § Deidra Lewis: 10. M. McPhail, K.
Murphy 5 K. Rutledge
David Hester, II
Drama at EMCC Is Always Full
Every year, the drama class at
East Mississippi entertains the
student body with laughs and
good times. Particularly funny
were Humpty Dumpty,
Cinderella, and Trouble is
Eating My Pants.
L-R, (p. 162) I. Derrick Conner; 2. Mr. Lauderdale and Coach McDonnall; 3. Frankie
Doss. Elizabeth Thomas § Gabe McCann; 4. Crystal Hogan § F. Doss; 5. Mrs. Judd §
Mrs. Taylor; (p. 163) 6. the cast and crew; 7. Jeremy Jarvis, Crystal Hogan 6 Perez
; 8. F. Doss; 9. F. Doss 5 E. Thomas; 10. Matthew Terrell. J. Jarvis S E. Thomas
■:v: ; :-/'"S- : :. . .. .
Matthew Curt Lilly
uty & Beau
EMCC Holds An AnnuaI Beauty
An<J Beau PAqEANT Every Year...
This year's event was different
from previous years because it
featured a showcase of all the
beauties and beaus as they
danced to New Orleans Lady.
Forty two students participated
in this year's pageant.
Michael Melcher, Jr.
L-R, (p. 164) I . Garthia Halbert; 2. Jennifer Knox, Crystal Hogan. S Piper Sharp; 3.
LaTasha Hopson § Marshetta Little; 4. Fred Murray; 5. Matt Vaughn, Nick Dimino,
Willie Gillard, Keely Rutledge, § Allison Power; (p. 165) 6. Lauren Hester, Erica Ray, S
Jennifer Hester; 7. Audrey Carter S Marion Smoot; 8. G. Halbert, Kristel Anderson, J.
Knox, S J. Hester; 9. Paul Ballard S J. Knox; 10. Ashley Knight § Kristina Garrison
EMCC SpoRTs At Its Best...
The Scooba campus is full of
great athletes in football, bas-
ketball, baseball, softball, soc-
cer, and golf. Trainers also play
an important role in the sports
atmosphere. And most of all,
the athletes enjoy the support
of fellow students.
Travis Prisock, Jr.
L-R, (p. 166) I . Mary Margaret McClure; 2. David Yeates; 3. Audience watches the
soccer game; 4. Ben Mason 6 Todd Harcrow; 5. Amy McDill; (p. 167) 6. Steven Piatt
S Brian Sanders: 7. Shannon Brown; 8. Krystal King; 9. Pavarnus Hairston; 10.
Raymond Gibson S Wesley Clay
OMiNC, Dress Up WeeI<
jnday- Camo Day
sday- Go USA Day
esday- Costume Day
jrsday- Hush Day
riday- Spirit Day
-m w 1
L-R, (p. 168) I . Elise Malette S Marquita Alford; 2. Lyndall Wood, Amy McDill,
Shannon Brown, Loni Embree, Crystal Hogan. Jennifer Knox, Kelsey Scarbrough, Alicia
Dufour; 3. J. Knox, Elise Malette, S Cassie Atkins; 4. Kimanet Jones; 5. students pose
around a tree; (p. 169) 6. camouflage day; 7. Kristen McClelland, Shannon Brown, C.
Atkins, S J. Knox; 8. Piper Sharp, Jackie Elder, § Katie Fleming; 9. Amber Lunsford S
C. Atkins; 10. EMCC Switchboard operator, Joanne Buchanan
GoIcJen TmANqlE Campus...
Campus life on the GT campus
revolves mostly around the stu-
dent center. Whether students
are taking a snack break, meet-
ing up with study partners,
playing pool, watching tv, or
catching up with friends, every-
body has a great time.
L-R, (p. 1 70) I . Shawn Robinson 5 Jay Raymond; 1. Jessica Threet S Tiffany Stapp; I.
Lee Ann Coe, Antonio Hart § Derek Ryland at the polls; 4. Joshua Montgomery; 5.
Emily Moore; (p. 171)6. Students pose for a picture; 7. Lacey Lee § Allan Evans; 8.
Ashley Rowell % Jenny Seuffer; 9. Ryan Turner and Bill Johnston; 10. friends take a
break at the Student Center
Below, Kendrick Harris looks puzzled as he holds his trusty umbrella in the Student Center.
Faces of EMCC
Below, Marqita Afford, Al Cummings, Robert Miskel, and Eddie Moss are
having a serious conversation in the Student Center.
Above, Monica Davis, the
yearbook's flower girl, is
trying to hide from the
Above right, these girls
could show a chorus line
some new poses as they
pretend to sneak into the
Above, Derrick Wallace and April Williams are showing that they need to Above, Shannon Brown, Randi Little, Natalie Garton, and Morgan McPhail are smiling for a quick snapshot on a rainy
practice more on the tango. day.
Below, Ronaldo Dean. Tameka Harris, Nikio Edwards, Chimiere Ewing, Trina Barr, and Belinda Forrest are taking a Below, Randi Little and Lekeva Calhoun are playing a game of
break between classes. tug-of-war,
Below, Al Cummings is holding up
Kelly Johnson before she falls.
Above, Katie Richards and Mandy Wells
show how well they can reenact The Blair
Above, Cassie Atkins, Casey Abrams, Randi Little, and Amberlie Stevens are showing their silly side. Above, Lisa Bennett tells the mascot to give up her walkie talkie.
Faces of EMCC
Below, Wiley Giadney and Raphael Edwards are having a conversation
about who played the best in the basketball game the night before.
Below, one of the students that attends the Golden Triangle campus shows his classmates how to really play the game of pool.
Immediately above, Albert
Goodwin is telling Jon
Ferguson how he really
feels about Scooba Tech.
Above right, Roderick
Gandy, Mario Thomas,
and Fines Tate are won-
dering what the object is.
Could it be a bird, a
plane? No, it's just the
Above, Steve McCarter, Elphassaii Mattox, and Chris Washington are
checking out some drawings that Chris designed.
Above, Rico Sherman, Tiffany S. Jones, and Courtney Thompson are looking at upcoming events for the school year.
They say the dance and inflatable fun are two of their favorites.
Below, Rashina Wren, Latasha Temple, and Jon Detric Grissom are telling what they did during the homecoming
Below, William Brown and Cora
Below, Destiny Drish and Alicia Dufour are having a quick chat McDuffy are showing their million dol-
before they head to their class. lar smiles lor the camera.
Above left, Tyisha Harris and Elphashaii
Mattox are reminiscing about old times in
front of the cafeteria.
Above, Deidra Lewis, Crystal Hogan,
Summer Wooten, Keisha Wier, and
LaKeva Calhoun are having a chat out-
side the girl's dorm.
Above, some members of the EMCC Gospel Choir are warming up before they begin practice. After
they tone up their voices, the Gospel Choir performs each year for the student body.
Above, Tyisha Harris, Kimberly Wilson, and Fred Murray are playing a
game of spades.
TIte fAshioiN at East Mississippi Commune CollEqE
is VERy diVERSE. ThERE ARE MANy STylES ANd TRENds
tItAT MATch EVERyONE's pERSONAliTJES. WIhET^ER JT is
sTylish or just Uid bAck, aII stents express tItem^
SElvES FREEly. "As AN AtWeTE, I pREfER A COIVlfoRTAblE
STylE of cloThiNq," sAid Katje FlEMMiNq, phcfiER of
ThE sorrbAll team.
It doES NOT MATTER if \J is ORANqE flAJR, diffERENT
ColoR TOENAils, OR AN AfRO, tIhE STudENTS loVE TO
cfnAllENqE ThEMSElvEs iN fAshioN. Even if h is JUST
SEEJNq WlUo CAN dRESS tIhE bEST OR tIhE MOST
TfiROUqflOUT T^E VX/EEk. "I loVE TO dRESS Up," SAyS
TiffANy R. Jones, a RETURNiNq sophoMORE. Some
STylES tIhat you see on CAMpus can shock you, buT
aII jn aII tIhese STylES bRiNq out tIhe true CREATMTy
- Monica D/wis
"My fashion is
more of a unique
type because I like
to dress different-
- Atari Lofton
"My fashion is
more laid back
since I am an ath-
- Roderick White
"My fashion is
based on the way I
feel that day."
- Destiny Drish
Right, Keysha Ware who is
pretending to be Alicia Keys in
undercover, is showing the cam-
era that million dollar smile,
while checking the time belore
her big show.
Below, Steve McCarter, Tyisha
Harris, and De "Andrae
Craddieth all are wearing the
latest lashion in laid bach cloth-
ing, such as Duck Head, Nike,
etc., while talking about the lat-
est news in lront ol the
Above, Kristin McClelland, Shannon Brown, and Jennifer Knox combine
patriotism into a cute lashion statement.
Above. Cheryl Beaty is asking
Kelly Johnson lor directions in
her new 2001 Mazda 626.
Immediately above. Terrel Ash.
Matthew Downing, and Aspen
Cannon are having a Iriendly
chat while Aspen washes his
car. Now which one would you
choose, the 2001 Mazda or the
Lelt. lrom lett to right, Deidra
Lewis, Keysha Ware, and
Leheva Calhoun are showing
the camera what is in on the
"The things that are
old are back and new
things are in, so if it
looks good, who's to
say that it's out of
- Cora McDuffy
"I think that all the
old styles are com-
ing back in style."
- Josh Synder
"I think that
and flare jeans are
- Kelly Johnson
On t^e CAMpus of East Mississippi CoMMUNiTy
CollEqE tNere are many ThiNqs tNat stents FeeI
ARE iN Al\d out of STylE.
ThERE ARE MANY ThilNC,S tIhAT ARE iN STylE, SUch AS
FlAREd JEANS, low R\6eR JEANS, 60s-STylE FlippEtJ
hAJRSTylES, ANd MANicUREd fiNqERNAits, JUST TO NAME
a Few populAR TRENds. PeopIe aII over CAMpus
show tIteSr personaUty iN ThE WAy They dREss.
ANOTHER populAR WAy foR pEOpU TO EXpRESS TflEM'
seIves is ThROuqh piERciNqs, such as TONquE RiNqs
ANd belly RiNqs.
CloThiNq ANd accessories aren't ThE ONly WAy
STudENTS follow CURRENT TRENds. AnhudES ARE Also
USEd. "PATRJOTiSM foR OUR COUNTRy is VERy iN COM'
pAREd TO A yEAR AqO," SAid CaSSJE ChANCE, A
fREshMAN AT EMCC.
All jn aII East Mississippi CoMMUNiTy CollEqE
STudENTS ANd fACulTy kNOW whAT's IN ANd Also whAT
is OUT of STylE.
- ChANCJRA FOARd
September 11, 2001
"It was tragic and sad, but it has
brought me comfort in knowing
it increased togetherness, prayer,
and faith of our nation as a
whole. " - Kristina Garrison
"We have all heard of the
tragedies of Pearl Harbor and the
Titanic, but I never imagined that
such a dramatic tragedy could
strike so close to home in our day
and age." - Kati Fleming
"Amidst this unthinkable tragedy,
feelings of sympathy and anguish
prevail toward those directly
affected. It furnished each
American with a different outlook
on life." - Scotty Elliott
"On the day of September 1 1 ,
200 1 , thousands of innocent lives
were lost. Yes, this is a sad time,
troubling and depressing, but we
must continue and go on as best
we can." - Marion Smoot
M J .1 * .T : fl|
"I think that since this tragedy has
happened, we have had more peo-
ple come closer to God than ever
before. People are really learning
the meaning of life and how short
it can be." - Gene Perry
"When I came in from class and
turned on the news, I was great-
ly saddened. My heart ached for
the families. I plan to join the Air
Force one day and serve my
country." - Kelsey Scarbrough
"It was very sad that it took an
event so devastating to draw our
country back together through
prayer. This day will never be
- Michele Guadagno
"The events of September I I ,
200 1 , were tragic, but I think it
brought us all together as one
nation and people."
- George Spinks
"It was a depressing and very
sad time. It woke America up to
come together. It made me real-
ize life is precious and to spend
every day like it's your last."
- Erica Ray
Below, students from the Scooba campus show their USA
spirit by decorating their clothes to wear during
Homecoming Spirit week.
Tuesday, September I 1 , 2001 was a day that
shook America. On September I I , the United
States of America lost more than words can say,
but gained respect, resilience and prevalence.
Thousands of lives were lost when two jets hit
both World Trade Towers in New York and
another jet hit the Pentagon.
On this day, the United States lost its sense
of innocence, safety and security. In a matter of
minutes, the once "all powerful" nation was not
so powerful. We will never be able to understand
how people could commit these horrible acts to
innocent human beings. But even after the
acts of terrorism brought on our nation, we have
prevailed and become a stronger bonded country.
Through these months of sorrow and
shock, we have overcome many obstacles. The citi-
zens of the United States have come together as a
whole and shown an overwhelming display
of patriotism, as well as spiritual and moral sup-
port for victims, heroes, political leaders, and
defenders of our country.
America has come together in prayer to heal
all the broken hearts and ask the questions which
can never be answered. Our nation has suffered
dearly, but hopefully our nation has gained togeth-
erness among different races, ethnic groups, and
religion to become one strong American family.
Don't let life pass you by. Live each day to the
fullest as if it were your last. This page is dedicat-
ed to all the victims, police officers, and fire fight-
ers who lost their lives on
September I 1 , 200 1 .
- Jennifer Hester
Below, Roxanne Liddell from the Golden Triangle campus
works on a project in Christian Student Fellowship.
Above, students at the Golden Triangle campus gathered around the television in
the Student Center as the events unfolded.
Above, the Golden Triangle campus prayed around the flag po!e. The Scooba Campus also
held a prayer the night of September I I .
F jt i end s
The S 1 index I
Abrams, Casey 2, 4, 42, 106,
Acker, Alisha 3
Adams, Stuart 88, 146
Ahirich, Donna 7
Ainsworth, Aaron 110, 112
Alford, Courtney 137
Alford, Marquita 5, 104,
105, 151, 168, 172
Alonza, Rashard 14, 15, 42,
118, 120, 134, 156, 159
Anderson, Krystel 3, 5, 23,
Anthony, Ronald 88
Armstrong.Clay 120, 134
Ash, Terrell 38, 61
Atkins, Cassie 23, 26, 62,
104, 105, 135, 173, 168, 169
Atkinson, Kelly 86
Atwood, Mike 69
Bailey, Rashad 1 36
Baker, Marco 97
Ballard, Hayley 2, 106, 108
Ballard, Paul 112, 113, 165
Barkins, Rigina 158
Barlett, Gaiy 96
Barnett Kris 156
Barnett, Detrick 98, 100, 101
Barnett, Henry 59, 100
Barnett, Victor 79
Barney, Moncia 1 1
Barr, Katrina 114, 116
Barrett, Matthew 66
Barry, Shikeeta 82
Baskin, Teresa 10
Bass, Shonte 1 14
Bates, Niki 86
Baughn, Trac 101
Beam, Linda 9
Beanes, Ronaldo 137, 173
Bell, Patrick 100
Bellamy, Kareim 95
Ben, Ira 64
Bennamon, Ricky 66
Bennett, Brian 108, 112
Bennett, Lisa 173
Bester, Monique 41
Black, Laura 72
Blackledge, Bo 62, 112, 131
Blair, Michelle 83, 146
Blake, Nathan 97
Bland, Tenisha 27, 28, 68
Blue, Jerry 1 1
Bobo, Montrel 161
Boland, Mrs. Lou 7
Bonner, Raymond 97
Bourrage, Tisha 67
Bowman, Kelbv 153
Boyd, Lee 122, 158
Boyd, Perez 163
Brand, Cvester 80
Brandy, Jonathan 100
Braxton, Charles 120
Brewer, Carolyn 84
Brewer, Phyllis 90
Bridges, Krystal 136
Briggs, Janet 1 9
Brock, Kimberly 90
Broderick, Adam 76
Brooks, Shameka 86
Brooks, Sonya 68
Brooks, Tamesha 84
Broome, Daisy 75
Brospher, Christina 68
Brown, Josette 39, 146
Brown, Pansy 35, 90
Brown, Shannon 12, 13, 14,
22, 126, 128, 148, 159, 169,
168, 169, 172
Brown, Shelia 82
Brown, William 41, 144, 175
Buchanan, Joanne 169
Buckley, Josh 125
Budlove, Aaron 14
Bumpers, Otis 100, 148,
Burke, Adam 118, 142, 155
Burrus, Kevin 89
Busbv, Rodney 146
Bush, Rosie 83
Butler, Linda 84
Butler, Steven 152
Butler, Tony 43, 154
Caldwell, Blanca 147
Calloway, Patricia 68
Cannon, Jason 87
Carlson Chad 157
Carpenter, Leif 158
Carroll, Torri 41, 63
Carter, Audrey 153, 165
Carter, Jessica 76
Celestine, Clem 120, 121
Chance, Cassie 44
Cherry, Susan 16
Cherry, Terry 17, 31, 59
Chism, Ashley 124, 134,
144, 158, 161
Clark, Addv 1 44
Clark, Maurico 85
Clav, Missy 84
Clay, Welsey 108, 110, 112,
144, 148, 156, 167
Cocke, Brian 73
Coe, LeeAnn 1 7 1
Coggins, Terrance 100
Coggins, ICevin 77
Cole, Ryan 114, 120, 132,
Coleman, Braz 100, 133
Coleman, Chris 153
Coleman, Connie 83
Coleman, Jeffery 97
Coleman, Toccara 16
Colhoun, LaKeva 173, 175
Collier, Ricky 96
Collins, Jeffery 94
Collins, Michael 148
Conley, Urusla 128
Conner, Derrick 162
Cooper, Ben 35, 90
Coring, Jennifer 82
Cotten, Bill 25
Couch, Andrew 64
Courtney, Al 30
Courtney, Bradley 147
Cox, Brad 147
Cox, Brian 76
Craddieth, Christina 152
Craddieth, De'Andrae 136
Crawford, Michael 85
Crawford, Tosha 84
Culpepper, Phillip 62
Cummings AI 100, 149, 150,
Cummings, Ashley 73
Cunningham, Maurice 100,
Cunningham, Tosha 10
Curry, Robert 100
Dale, Roderick 65
Darden, Shante 56
Darnell, John Alan 63
Davis, Chris 159
Davis, Devin24, 130, 131
Davis, Jonathan 112, 113
Davis, Latonya 5,23
Davis, Monica 27, 174
Davis, Rita 31
Davis, Tommy 30, 3 1
Deans, Renaldo 25
Deikourtnev, Scott 173
Dendy, Trina 83
Denney, Princilla 6
Devers, Frances 84
DiMichele, Brenda 40
DiMichele, Patrick 34, 41,
100, 102, 148
Dimino, Nick 62, 100, 164
Dismuke, Rosalyn 65, 156
Donald, Rikki 82
Doolittle, Marilyn 83
Doss, Franklin 162, 163
Downing, Matt 1 30
Drish, Destiny 4, 126, 128,
129, 161, 175
Duff, Pamela 147
Dufour, Alicia 4, 168, 175
Duncan, Wesley 84
Dupree, Dennis 42, 62, 1 18,
Edenthal, Angela 89
Edwards, Frank 100
Franklin, Donna 128
Edwards, Niko 25, 100, 173
Edwards, Raphael 118, 120,
Eiland, Jennifer 84
Mrs. Elam 72
Elder, Jackie 23, 104, 105,
Ellerbv, Orlando 64
Elliott, Scottv 100, 101, 145
Embree, Loni Lynette 168
Emory, Heather 76, 77
Evans, Allan 171
Evans, Mario 100
Evans, Roshunda 26, 28
Evans, Tramechie 120
Evers, Erica 84
Ewing, Contessa 84
Ewings, Chimere 61, 115,
Farmer, Keith 130, 131
Farmer, LaTasha 157
Farrar, Emmett 91
Faulkner, Del 9 1
Ferguson, John 5, 136, 137,
Fields, Tanya 6
Fines, Tate 1 74
Fleming, Kati 41, 126, 128,
Five, Cory 78
Foard, Chandra 2, 17, 137
Foote, Camilla 26, 28, 35
Forrest, Belinda 173
Foster, Jeremv 100
Franklin, Donna 114, 115,
Freez, Lyles 90
Fuller, John 43, 154
Fulton, Robin 23
Gable, Emily 106, 108, 128
Gandy, Rashod 100
Gandv, Roderick 26, 32, 33,
Gandv, Shavonne 65
Gardner, Sunshine 156
Garrison, Kristina 108, 109,
145, 165, 178
Garton, Natalie 12, 13, 59,
108, 159, 172
Gary, Brad 85
Gavliss, Kavse 86
George, Felicia 145, 161
Gerald, Sean 100
Gibbs, Tamara 114, 159
Gibson, Catherine 82
Gibson, Larrv 61
Gibson, Raymond 167
Gibson, Ryan 59
Gibson, Trey 58, 120, 158
Gillard, Will 43, 100, 164
Gillis, Lee 78
Gladney, Wiley 120, 174
Graham, Gradv 81
Grych, Sandra J. 73
Gonzales, Kristi 74
Good, Ben 4
Goode, Tom 100, 101, 102,
Goodwin, Albert 175
Gordon, Austyn 2, 56, 108,
126, 127, 128, 145
Grace, Kim 65
Gray, Tony 7
Grayson, Donnie 27, 30
Gregg, Nathan 112, 113
Grissom, Ion Detrick 13, 175
Guadango, Michele 4, 106,
108, 144, 178
Gullett Janet 84
Hailev, Joshua 1 44
Hairston, Davarrius 120, 167
Halbert, Garthia 136, 164,
Hampton, Bryon 85
Hampton, Tracy 72
Handy, Herburt 1 3
Hanson, Blake 147
Harbour, Chrystal 14
Harbour, f.D, 122, 157
Harbour, Tv 43, 154, 156
Harcrow, Todd 25, 62, 122,
Harpole, Amanda 22, 23, 41
Harris, Kendrick 100, 102,
Harris, Tameka 173
Harris, Tvisha 1 75
Hart, Antonio 170
Haskins, Matt 75
Haywood, Lindsav 159
Hazelwood, Jon Luke 1 30,
Heard, Brenda 9
Henry, Chris 95
Hendricks, Galen 100
Hester, Jennifer 13, 17, 31,
144, 150, 154, 155, 160,
Hester, Lauren 3, 5, 12, 24,
27, 28, 148, 160, 165
Higgenbothan, Chris 97
Hill, Ethel 136
Hill, Jamar 120
Hill, Jessica 74
Hogan, Crystal 19, 31, 38,
40, 59, 155, 162, 163, 164,
Holley, Hope 83, 147
Hollis, Kenneth 100
Hollis, Ricky 95
I lolmes Vanyetta 137
Hood, David 81
Hopkins, Allen 66
Hopson, LaTasha 164
Ilopson, Sharon 57, 67
Hopson, Terrone 1 4
Horn, Anna 72
Hoskins, David 78
Howells, Deshune 100
Hudson, Buddy 78
1 ludson, Readus 1 46
Hudson, T.C. 100
Huffman, Daniel 79
Hull, Jennifer 67
Hunt, John 91
Hutchinson, Alexis 2, 43,
Isaac, Chris 63, 100
Ivory, Tomeka 84
Ivy, Angela 82
Jackson, John 78
Jackson, Reggie 120, 159
Jackson, Takeita 84
Jackson, Vint 1 36
Jamison, Tameka 67
Jarvis, Jeremy 18, 19, 163
Jenkins, Keisha 158
Jenkins, Lashundra 41
Johnson, Bobbv 15, 153
Johnson, Field 72
Johnson, Jamie 72
Johnson, Kelly 24, 1 73
Johnson, Marcus 89, 96
Johnson, Matthew 66
Johnson, Michael 100, 149,
Johnston, Bill 171
Jones, Dustin 100
Jones, Clarence 100
Jones, Eric 3
Jones, Kimanet 5, 27, 28, 32,
33,40, 104, 105, 150, 153,
Jones, Latasha 68, 144
Jones, Marcy 2, 106, 108,
Jones, Michael 74
Jones, Tiffany R. 18, 137, 155
Jones, Tiffany S. 174
Jones, Ward 77
Jordan, Sheena 27, 28, 90
Mrs. Jordan 74
Judd, Andrea 17,154,162
Kelly, Brian 98, 1 10, 112
Kelly, Jimmy 120
Key, Melanie 145
King, Jennifer 84
King, Krvstal 2, 56, 58, 108,
Kirk, Catrina 75
Knight, Ashley 132, 133,
134, 145, 165
Knolls, Michael 1 I
Knox, Jennifer 27, 28, 31,40,
41, 43, 104, 105, 128, 150,
160, 161, 164, 165, 168, 169
LaGrone, Laura 157
Larose, Tvler 1 22
Lasky, Eli 100
Latham, Marcus 100, 101
Latham, Miranda 3
Lauderdale, Bill 17, 162
Lee, Lacev 1 7 1
Lester, Jeffery 10
Lewis, Alan 132, 133
Lewis, Deidra 161, 175
Lee, Randall 16,26
Lewis, Kent 158
Lewis, Matt 59
Lile, Richard 1 12
Little, Katie 40
Little, Marshetta23, 40, 65,
Little, Randi 12, 13, 14, 23,
128, 151, 172, 173
Lofton, Atari 1 59
Lofton, Tvler 3, 100, 151
Logan, Constance 3, 114, 152
Long, Ken 124
Lovelace, Bob 88
Luna, Sigrid 9 1
Lunsford, Amber 104, 105,
135, 151, 165
Lunsford, Larnique 6
Madison, Darrel 156
Mahone, Steve 78
Mallette, Elise 27, 104, 105,
Malone, Peter 59, 100
Manigo, Stacy 80
Mapp, Sandy 80
Martin, Rob 88
Mason, Ben 24,166
Mason, Justin 97
Mason, Kenny 23
Mattox, Elphashaii 174,175
McArthur, Rob 148,160,161
McCarter, Steve 174
McCartv, Josh 24
m 181 m
McCaskill, Latoya 8
McClelland, Kristen 14, 22,
24, 99, 126, 128, 169
McKay, Tiffany 106, 108
McClure, Marv Margaret 4,
114, 115, 166
McCoy, Don 66
McDade, Lakeshia 68
McDill, Amy 99, 132, 166,
McDonnall, Sean 19, 162
McDuffv, Cora 2 , 40, 145, 175
McGee, Raven 72
McGee, Shanita 80
McGee, Ward 64
McKay, Tiffany 154
McKeller, Kristin 1 3
McPhail, Mark 27
McPhail, Morgan 13, 27, 29,
30, 38, 61, 127, 128, 12 l >,
145, 160, 161, 172
Mead, Belinda 82
Michevv, Matt 25, 161
Miller Crystal 41, 137
Miller, Paul 23
Mills, Timothy 66
Miskel, Robert 100, 172
Mitchell, Bryant 69
Mitchell, John 5
Mobley, Larry 97
Montgomery, Joshua 1 70
Montogomery, Tony 122,
Moody, Jason 1 8
Moore, Emilv 72, 170
Moore, Kenvetta 4, 114, 110
Moore, Pam 59, 120, 127,
Moore, Tiff an v 144, 161
Moore, Tommy 101, 102
Mordecai, Jay 94
Morgan, Ardra 146
Morrison, Kenneth 122
Morrow, Dale 96
Mosley, Fiffie 75
Mosley, Latina 67
Moss, Eddie 23, 100, 172
Moss, [ana 2, 56, 108, 109,
Mowry, Kim 159
Murphy, Ben 94
■ 182 W
Murphy, Kayla 30, 126, 128,
Murray, Fred 164, 175
Mvers, Trent 67
Nabors, Louis 95
Navlor, Dominique 14
Neal, Alander 36, 37, 39
Neal, Edanil 75
Neal, Theneshia 90
Nichols, Irene 23
Norell, Christopher 96
Oates, Benny 74
O'Brian, Jennifer 88
Oden, Thomas 88, 91
Odom, Dorothy 68
Odom, Joe 66
Ohnson, Trivena 85
Oliver, Michael 2
Oliver, Earl 66
O'Neal, Jessica 85
Outlaw, Rodney 34, 40, 41
Parker, Lvsbeth 8
Pate, Monisha 6
Patterson, Bailey 104, 105,
Patrick, Joel 160
Peay, Dale 114, 115
Payne, Estella 78
Peeples, Jennifer 8
Peoples, Kelley 56, 60, 144
Peoples, Kristian 100
Peoples, Robert 13, 14, 114,
Pennick, Annie 58
Penry, Tim 16
Perry, Geno 100, 136, 144,
Perry, Josh 123, 145
Peri-v, Katie 94
Peterson, Nathaniel 81
Petis, Shawonda 60
Pettv, Kenya 36, 37, 90
Petty, Taijuan 157
Pippin, Tameka 14, 136, 153
Pittman, Olean 80
Piatt, Steven 42, 112, 148,
154, 156, 167
Poe, Courtney 34
Polanco, Angel 66
Pool, Andrea 79
Pounders, Dustin 3, 5
Powe, Dorecious 114, 116,
Powe, Rvan 87
Powell, Drew 25
Power, Allison 5, 12, 13, 24,
59, 114, 148, 154, 160, 164
Pusha Lasaundra 153
Pusha, Niecv63, 136
Pvron, Rudv 9
Quarteraro, Carol Ann 10
Quinn, Danita I 37
Quinn, Shaun 112, 156
Rav, Erica 23
Rector, Hayes 59, 131, 154
Ratliff, Kay 68
Ray, Erica 114, 115, 145,
Raymond, Jav 1 70 .
Readus, Shawanda 13
Reed, Austin 81
Reeves, Craig 60, 137
Reeves, John 63
Reynolds, Stacy 7
Reynolds, Terion 100
Rhodes, Mellisa 82
Richards, Danita 65
Richards, Katie 2, 108, 109,
154, 155, 173
Richardson, Danita 128
Richardson, Jamar 100
Richardson, Tyler 100
Richey, Lonell 58
Richev, Shirlv 85
Riley, Gus 8 1
Rivers, Russell 66
Roberts, Jerry 87
Robinson, Eric 41, 136
Robinson, Jennifer 73
Robinson, Pat 77
Robinson, Shawn 1 70
Robinson, Tonv 57, 66, 154
Rockette, Rocky 100, 145
Rodriguez, Rvan 120, 121
Rowell, Ashley 171
Ryan, Rodriguez 99
Rush, Chassity 68
Rush, James 68
Rushing, Chris 4
Rutledge, Keeley 13, 19, 59,
128, 160, 161, 164
Ryland, Derek 79, 89, 170
Salter, Larry 3, 62, 161
Sanders, Brian 112, 167
Sanders, Hope 99
Sanders, Laura 1 46
Sanford, James 14
Sarcone, Elizabeth 17
Scarbrough, Kelsey 168, 178
Sciple, Eddie 65
Schnell, Chief 78
Schroeder, Mark 1 1
Self, David 91
Sellat, Hettie 79
Sellers, Hettie 82
Seuffer, Jenny 1 7 1
Shackelford, Melissa 86
Shaffer, Michelle 1 14
Sharp, Piper 104, 105, 151,
Shaw, Heather 80
Shepard, Curt 4, 62
Sherman, Rico 1 74
Sherrod, Beulah 83
Sherrod, Tamar 100
Shumaker, Danny 69, 145
Sillimon, DaShon 100
Simmons, Shvlanda 79
Simpson, Shatina 57
Sims, Kerstii 9
Sizemore, Crystal 9
Skelton, Nancv 152
Sleppv, Susan 61
Smith, Ben 57, 64
Smith, Brian 88
Smith, David 62, 1 10, 112,
Smith, Drew 5, 112
Smith, Dustv 41, 146
Smith, Hal 69
Smith, Linda Beam 78
Smith, Marv J. 87
Smoot, Marion 146, 165,
Smoot, Maurice 96
Smyser, Aaron I 1 2
Snider, Josh 122, 161
Snowden, Devin 64
Snowden, Jessie 100
Sommerville, Marvin 100
Sorrels, Chip 88
Sowers, Robin 75
Spencer, Latta 1 58
Spinks, George 178
Spires, Candice 63, 114, 115
Spraggins, Jo Anna 74, 75
Stapleton, Dana 159
Stapp, Tiffany 170
Steele, Josh 23, 120, 137,
Stegall, Michaella 9
Stephens, Amberlie 4, 173
Stiller Ben 43, 154
Strahan, Joseph I 1
Strickland, Lauren 76
Sturdivant, Patricia 95
Sudduth, Antonio 74
Sunbeck, Dan 1 6 1
Sutton, Garrett 1 10, 112
Swanign, Jamonica 82
Sykes, Marques 100
Sykes, Morgan 57
Taala, Jandrew 147
Talley, Philip E. 146
Tannerbriel, Courtney 58
Tate, Fines 100, 102
Tate, Fred 9
Taylor, Mrs. 162
Taylor, Nathan 74
Temple, Latasha 1 75
Terrell, Matthew 69, 150
Thomas, Elizabeth 18, 19,
108, 162, 163
Thomas, Mario 2, 174
Thompson, Brian 100
Thompson, Courtnev 1 74
Thompson, Eileen 77
Thompson, Sharon 1 14
Thrash, Bobbv 3 1
Threet, Jessica 1 70
Tillman, Lashuna 86
Tisdale, Shekelia 67
Tullos, Shealvn 74
Turner, Ryan 171
Turnipseed, Benjamin 78
Turnipseed, Dejuan 156
Turnipseed, James B. 147
Vanderburg, Greg 78
Vassar, Kesha 15, 157
Vaughn, Jessica 56, 127, 153
Vaughn, Matt 100,
Vaughn, Tasha 86
Vibrock, Randy 120
Waldrop, Ryan 39, 100, 102
Wall, Trey 122
Wallace, Derrick 15, 172
Wallace, Tracey 14
Ward, William 76
Warren, Kim 58
Washington, Chris 174
Washington, Marcus 27
Watson Chris 63, 132, 133
Wier, Keisha 1 75
Welch, Ed 11
Wells, Mandi 16,42, 148,
West, Jonathan 26, 100
Wharton, Gabriel 11
Whitaker, Wade 23
White, Angela 22
White, Christina 16, 41
White, Diane 8
White, Joe 100, 153
White, Michael 150
White, LaShonda 157
White, Quinton 136
Whitehead, Angela 108
Whittington, Joseph 80
Williams, April 172
Williams, John 75
Williams, Shirley 97
Wichman, Joshua 7
Wilkins, Chris 110, 112
Williams, Angel 16, 149
Williams, Gerrard 100
Williams, Micheall 100
Williams, Minted 56
Williams, Monica 96
Williams, Natalie 56, 60, 114
Williams, Shauntez 146
Williams, Shicooner 77
Willis, Larry 96
Wilson, Billy 94
Wilson, Kimberly 1 75
Wilson, Pamela 75
Wimberly, Brian 147
Wise, Dusty 112
Wood, Lyndall 1 68
Wooten, Summer 18, 19,
Wren, Rashina 175
Wright, Andre 4 1
Wright, Veron 1 00
Wyers, Buddy 87
Yarbrough, Livia 83
Yeates, David 100, 146, 149,
Young, Dr. Rick 30
Young, Surina 90
Young, Sulata 147
Youngblood, Christopher 85,
Colophon, The LioN, 2001
The 67th volume of the LION, EMCC's yearbook was published by
students of the Yearbook class at EMCC, Scooba, Mississippi, 39358, phone
662-476-8442. This year's theme, What We Treasure, portrays the many aspects
of college life that are treasured memories students will take with them when
they leave EMCC. The theme also portrays the students, faculty, staff, and
administration as treasures of the college.
The yearbook was printed by Herff Jones in Montgomery, Alabama
with the help of Gwyneth Winston and Steve Douglas, as well as many others in
the Herff Jones plant.
The yearbook was created by the yearbook staff using QuarkXPress
4.0, Adobe Photoshop 5.0, a Macintosh G3, a Macintosh G4, and Epson and
Umax Astra 1200 color scanners. Photos for all color pages were scanned by an
Expression 1600 Color Scanner.
EMCC YEARbook STAff
Kelly Johnson, Shannon Brown, George Spinks,
Marcy Montgomery, Michael Gann and Kelly Atwood
People panel photos, Homecoming court and Beauty and Beau pictures
were made by Whiddon Photography of Meridian.
Golden Triangle Editor
A special thank you to staff member Monica Davis, who helped with all
sections of the LION.
"John Persons is to be com-
mended for his interest in and
concern for EMCC. He made
many positive comments and
contributed to enthusiastic dis-
cussions in an organized man-
ner and with concern for mak-
ing EMCC a better place.
Illness did not cause him to
abandon his interest in the
school. When he was unable to
physically attend Board meet-
ings, he would call to offer his
suggestions regarding the
agenda. We always expected
his professional input and use
of an extensive vocabulary. No
matter what the task, we never
had to worry about the quality
of his decisions. He had the
ability to compromise solu-
tions to a number of complex
Board decisions. We will truly
miss the pleasant, smiling, car-
ing, and conscientious work of
Mr. Persons. His kindness and
helpfulness will be long
remembered and his presence
Board of Trustees
"In the 12 years that I served
on the EMCC Board of
Trustees with John Persons, I
came to admire his dedica-
tion to and untiring effort in
behalf of the college. He had
definite ideas on how the col-
lege could best serve the stu-
dents and the district from
which they came. While his
affable nature and humorous
personality often eased tense
moments in board proceed-
ings, he was a man of con-
viction and was willing to
express those convictions. I
consider it a privilege to have
known and served with John
in our effort to allow EMCC
to reach its full potential.
Board of Trustees
Board of Trustee member John Persons died
January 29, 2002, after a long illness. He had
been an EMCC board of trustee member for 12
It was known by all who knew him that EMCC
was always close to his heart. Mr. Persons was
born in 1927, the same year EMCC became a
college. He was raised in Scooba and attended
EMCC during World War II. Education was very
important to him, and EMCC was an institution
that he believed in and supported. He was instru-
mental in helping EMCC become the success
that it is today.
He received his bachelors degree from the
University of Nebraska and his masters degree in
public administration from Oklahoma University.
Mr. Persons was an Air Force Cadet and gradu-
ated in the Class of 1949-C. He served in Korea
for two years as a jet fighter pilot. While sta-
tioned in Chicago, he married his wife, Peggy,
also of Scooba. He was out of the military for
nine years, but during those years he served as an
Air Force instructor on a civilian basis. He then
joined the Army to become a helicopter pilot, and
served as a Medical Evacuation helicopter pilot
during the Vietnam War. He retired from the mili-
tary after 26 and a half years, with the rank of
While he was a helicopter pilot, he spent many
hours working in and around hospitals. Because
of this, his interest grew for the health care field.
After leaving the military, he worked in health
care for 1 years, including three years as the
hospital administrator for the Macon Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Aust
Persons of Scooba; two daughters, Linda Wilson
and her husband, Nick, of Jacksonville, Florida;
and Luann Jones and her husband, Mickey, of
Concord, Ohio; a son, John E. Persons Jr., and his
wife, Kiyomi, of Dallas; five grandchildren, John
Edd Persons, Melissa and Kristin Wilson, Lauren
Jones and Christopher Jones; a sister-in-law,
Diane Hopper and her husband, Frank, of West
Point; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. John Persons will be truly missed.
"John Persons will be remem-
bered for his loyalty, devotion,
and faithfulness to EMCC. His
actions reflected this in all mat-
ters affecting the college, keep-,
ing its best interests at heart.;
He faithfully attended board
meetings, even at times when
his health was failing. I shall
always remember him as a dear
R. S. Wofford,
Board of Trustees
"John Persons was a diligent
member of the EMCC Board
of Trustees for 1 2 years. He
told great jokes and asked hard
questions. His efforts and tal-
ents were dedicated to the best
interests of EMCC, and his
leadership will be missed."
"A great intellect enhanced
through a wealth of worldly
experiences gained from the mil-
itary and as a civilian gave John
Persons a unique perspective that
greatly benefited EMCC. He
will be missed, but not forgotten
because his impact as a member
of the Board of Trustees will be
reflected in the continued growth
and success of EMCC."
Dr. Rick Young
Golden Triangle Campus, CEO
"John Persons played a major
role during the transition to the
new Board;, of Trustees. He was
deeply committed'to EMCC
and served with great dedica-
tion and resolve. His leader-
ship during a tumultuous peri-
od of EMCC's history will
always be remembered and .
Dr. Tommy Davis
Below, John Persons, when he was a pilot in the military, smiles for a picture while in his plane. Mr. Persons receives his degrees on graduation day.
"When 1 reflect on John, the
fust thing that comes to mind
is that he loved EMCC. He
understood the role and the
mission of the community col-
lege system and was able to
articulate that to others. His
dedication to providing educa-
tional opportunities to all stu-
dents was second to none. 1
was especially impressed by
and will always remember
John's wisdom, his command
of the English language, and
his articulate expressions. He
will be truly missed.
Board of Trustees
Mr. Persons and his wife Peggy on
their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
The Board of Trustees and Mr. Persons (seated, second from left), smile for a group picture.
Mr. Persons makes a point during an EMCC Board of Trustees meeting.
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as tired I nought
a\other ye\r at em.cc has come and gom. during this lime,
\] \\"> new friendships, new classes and aiajw opportunities ap.ose
bee&rb you. We
look back on the umasured times vwith " frienda on campus^
whether it be from dorm life, spouts activities, ffjn fucks,
school dances, homecoming, beauty and beau vagfanr \nd
inflatable fun, and are reminded in words and fictures of ail
THE LVENI - Wl tIAVl CHER HEl HIS Yl R YES, WE WILL BE SAD CO
I,EA\T All THE FRIENDS WE HAVE MADE HERE, BUT THE MEMORIES KEEP
REMINDING US OF HOW SFE&AIY 1TWAS. We BROUGHT TREASURES FROM
OUR INDIVIDUAL JLIVES AND SHARED THEM WITH OUR NEW FRIENDS, We
LEARNED THAT NOT ALL TREASURES ARE LASTING, AND MANY LOSE THEIR
VALUE AS WE MATURE AND GO ON WITH OUR LIVES AFTER WE LEAVE COL-
LEGE. We learned that some of the people we treasure win be :
LOST TO US," OFTEN UNEXPECTEDLY AS $TEVE Hull WAS ON OCTOBER
IS, 2001 TO A HEART ATTACK. We "SHOULD TREASURE EACH AND EVERY
DAY AS IF IT WERE OUR, EAST, BECAUSE NO ,
ONE KNOWS WHEN OUR LAST DAY ON EARTH WILL COME, ThE PEOPLE
INVOLVED DIREi ELY IN THE SEPTEMBER IItH TRAGEDY DID NOT KNOW-
IT WAS\GOING TO BE THEIR LAST. ChERISH THE IMPORTANT THINGS IN
YOUR LIE! I \MILY, FRIENDS, FREEDOMrFATfWl FoW^, JSIBIe, '
NOT TAK1N _» Ti IEM FOR GRANTED BECAUSE IT MAY'tiggPoO lW$i- We
WILL TAKE THE MEMORIES OF THIS YEAR AT EMCC AND EACH OF US
WILL FIND OUR OWN WAY OF TKEASURING~THEM. From THESE TREA$- "*S
ORES' WE WILE BUILD OUR MEMORIES AS WE MOVE ON TO THE NEXT
PHASE OF OUR EIVES, REMEMBERING THAT WHAT fOU TREASURE WILL
REVEAL THE ESSEHCE OF WHO YOU ARE.
I WIEE CHERISH AEE THE MEMORIES I HAVE MADE AT EM.CC/ 1
HAVE DEVELOPED MANY SPECIAL FRIENDSHIPS AMONG FELLOW STUDENTS,
FACULTY, AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF THAT WILE STAY WITH ME
FOREVER. EMCC HAS, PROVIDED ME WITH MANY OPPORTUNITIES THAT
WIEE CARRY ME LATER AS I FURTHER MY EDUCATION. This COLLEGE IS
TREASURED IN MY EYES BECAUSE STUDENTS CAN DEVELOP A CLOSE RELA-
TIONSHIP -WITH THEIR TEACHERS. ThANK YOU FOR GIVING
ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE AND BUILD MANY SPECIAL MEMORIES
AND FRIENDSHIPS WITH YOU. MAY CjOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Your 2002 EMCC Editor
w o r i
John Walker, the American
Taliban, is being held for war
crimes against the United States.
Princess Margaret, sister of
Britain's Queen Elizabeth,
dies at age 71.
Even though the total number of shark attacks decreased in 2001, a
rash of highly publicized cases make this "the Summer of the Shark."
Enron is the largest company in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy.
Allegations arose concerning the shredding of documents believed to be
connected to the company's use of funds from its employees' 401k program.
On Jan. 1, 2001, 12 European nations adopt a single currency called the
Euro which becomes legal tender in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain.
Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter, is kidnapped and
murdered by the National Movement for the Restoration of
Pakistani Sovereignty. President Bush declares, "The United States
of America will rid the world of these agents of terror."
Million of acres of
southeastern Australia are
scorched by wildfires.
Ford and Firestone go their separate ways after a year of
finger pointing in the deaths of more than 170 people in
Ford Explorers equipped with Firestone Tires.
American Airlines Flight 587 leaving New York for
Santo Domingo crashes three minutes after take off,
killing 251 passengers and nine crew members.
Congressman Gary Condit is a central figure in the
search for Chandra Levy, a Department of Justice
Intern, who has been missing since April 2001.
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The sun sets on the Taliban as U.S. soldiers raise an American flag from the World Trade
Center at a U.S. Air Force base near the Afghan city of Kandahar. The United States
organized its allies and began an all-out "War on Terrorism."
Slobodan Milosevic appears before the U.N. War
Crimes Tribunal on charges for crimes against
humanity during Yugoslavia's breakup in the 1 990's.
Elizabeth Dole, former president of the American Red
Cross and spouse of former presidential candidate Bob
Dole, announces her candidacy for the Senate.
After being detained for more than three months by the
Taliban, American aid workers Heather Mercer and Dayna
Curry are rescued from Afghanistan.
Letters containing anthrax are delivered to U.S. senators Patrick Leahy and Tom
Daschle, and NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw. The Senate office building was
closed for three months. Five people died from inhalation anthrax.
On June 11, Timothy McVeigh, convicted of the April 19,
1995, bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, is
executed by lethal injection.
A missile defense shield to protect
the United States is a priority of the
Hundreds of bodies are discovered at
a Noble, Georgia crematory, some
dating back more than 10 years.
After 12 years of construction, the
efforts to stabilize the Leaning
Tower of Pisa are complete.
Amnesty for illegal Mexican
immigrants is promoted by
The decision to allow federal funding for embryonic stem cell
research only on stem cells from embryos already collected raises
Israeli Prime Minister
Ariel Sharon announced
a plan to set buffer
zones after an increase
in violence against the
Jim Jeffords switched
from the Republican
GOP to the Democratic
party's side of the aisle,
causing an important
shift in power and
reorganization of the
Crown Prince Dipendra
of Nepal gunned down
10 members of the
Nepalese Royal family
before turning the gun
A North Carolina state
trooper killed one
Green Beret and
injured another when
they tried to disarm
him, believing that
he was part of a
Experimental drug BL22,
which targets only a
rare form of leukemia
cell, showed signs of
great success in
fighting hairy cell
Andrea Yates drowned
her five children in
the bathtub of her
Texas home. She pled
not guilty by reason of
Charles Bishop, 15,
stole a Cessna aircraft
and crashed it into the
Bank of America Plaza
in Tampa, Florida.
GM launches a program to cut its
workforce by 1 percent through
an early retirement program.
Ford looks to cut 12,000 union
jobs and 8,000 salaried positions.
Britain's Prince Harry may face
charges stemming from smoking
marijuana and drinking underage.
Kmart, the giant discount retailer, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
protection while it reorganizes its holdings.
Wendy's founder and spokesman
Dave Thomas dies at age 69.
e n d u r i n
Tuesday, September 11, 2001, will be remembered as a tragic day that
changed the world. That morning, a plot, masterminded by terrorist Osama
bin Laden and the al-Qaeda network, was put into action. Two hijacked
commercial airliners were flown into New York City's World Trade Center
Towers, ultimately causing their collapse. Immediately following the
incident, another hijacked airliner crashed into one side of the Pentagon in
Washington, D.C, and a fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania. Thousands
of lives were lost, citizens were terrified and the world was in shock.
Following that mournful day the United States experienced anthrax
scares, continued security threats and the reality of war. Despite the horror,
fear and heartache, U.S. citizens united and their patriotic spirit soared.
President Bush promised: "We will not tire, we will not falter, we will not
fail." Through that statement and the remarkable sense of national pride
exuded by U.S. citizens, it became evident that no threat, great or small,
could deter the United States resolve for enduring freedom.
World leaders, such as Prime Minister of
England Tony Blair, profess their sympathy
and support for the United States.
Through his courageous leadership, NYC Mayor
Rudy Giuliani becomes known as "Mayor of the
World" and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
In response to the shocking tragedy, President
George W. Bush addresses the nation offering
strength, comfort and patriotism.
Ailing airlines urge citizens to
defy terrorists' attempts to disrupt
lives by reboarding airplanes.
Thousands of people world-wide
donate blood and volunteer their
services to aid U.S. recovery.
Michael Benfante and
employees on the 81st
floor of the World
Trade Center, selflessly
bound Una Hanson
down 68 flights of
stairs to safety.
New York City Fire
Father Mychal Judge,
lost his life at Ground
Zero while offering
last rights to another
While attempting to
rescue others, 343
firemen and 60 police
officers died during
the attack on the Worl
Trade Center Towers.
Army Chief Warrant
Officer Craig Sincock,
despite losing his wife
at the Pentagon, offerei
assistance to those he
could aid at the scene.
On Sept. 12, Sincock
began acting as a grief
counselor for others
who had lost family
members at the site.
Beamer, Tom Burnett,
Mark Bingham and
Jeremy Glick joined
to overcome hijackers
aboard Flight 93 that
crashed in Pennsylvania.
Beamer's final statement
"Let's roll," has become
a symbolic phrase
Canine rescue teams help
firefighters search for survivors
among the wreckage.
U.S. troops dedicate their lives
to preserving freedom and
keeping America safe.
An overwhelming spirit of unity and national pride arises out of the
smoldering ashes and human devastation from the September 11
attacks on the United States.
Citizens and communities
across the country proudly
display patriotic decor. .
t V &
Actress Julia Roberts wins her
eighth People's Choice Award for
favorite motion picture actress.
Hit movie "Harry Potter and the
Sorcerer's Stone" breaks box
ABC's "My Wife and Kids" and Damon
Wayans win People's Choice Awards.
NBC's "The Weakest Link" puts a
new edge on quiz show standards.
Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe claims a Golden Globe
Award and an Academy Award nomination for his performance in "A
Beautiful Mind." The movie is nominated for five Academy Awards.
"Shrek" wins an Oscar nomination
and the People's Choice Award for
Favorite Motion Picture.
Jack Lemmon, an Academy and
Emmy Award-winning actor, dies
at age 76.
Professional soccer player Ethan
Zohn is the $lmillion dollar
winner of Survivor: Africa.
In honor of those involved in the events surrounding September 11, Hollywood actors and musicians combine
efforts to produce "America: A Tribute to Heroes." The benefit, which was aired simultaneously and
commercial- free by dozens of broadcast and cable networks, raised more than $100 million in donations.
Stars of the No. 1 rated show "Friends" agree to return for a ninth
season in 2002-2003. Each cast member received a 33 percent
salary increase bringing their wages to $1 million dollars per episode.
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Soap star Kelly Ripa
replaced Kathy Lee
Gifford on "Live with
Box office hit "Lord of
the Rings: The Fellowshi
of the Rings" earned 13
Actress Winona Ryder
was arrested for
$5,000 worth of clothinj
and accessories from
Saks Fifth Avenue.
Actors Kelsey Grammer
and Ray Romano tied
for favorite male
television star at the
annual People's Chocie
The world bids farewell
to Academy Award-
winning actor Anthony
The 2001 Emmy Awards
were postponed twice
because of security
concerns. The eventual
winners were "The West
Wing," "Sex and the
City," "The Sopranos,"
Raymond" and "Will and
Grace." Other popular
shows were "ER,""CSI,"
"That 70's Show,"
Other popular movies
were "Rush Hour 2,"
"The Mummy Returns,"
"Jurassic Park III,"
"John Q" and
" We Were Soldiers."
"Pearl Harbor" heart-throb Josh
Hartnett furthers his career with
his role in "Black Hawk Down."
Popular television star Carroll
O'Connor dies at age 76.
The United Nations names
actress Angelina Jolie its
Actress Nicole Kidman wins a Golden Globe award for her musical
performance in "Moulin Rouge." Kidman and "Moulin Rouge"
were both nominated for Academy Awards.
Hit television show "Buffy the
Vampire Slayer" takes a bold steffii
by producing a musical episode.
Favorite Album, Pop/Rock 'n Roll, is awarded to Destiny's
Child for "Survivor" at the American Music Awards. They also
won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo/Group.
Jennifer Lopez says "I do" to dancer and choreographer
Chris Judd just eight months after the announcement of her
split from boyfriend of two years, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.
Pop superstar Britney Spears makes her debut on the big screen in the movie
"Crossroads." She also released her self-titled album, went on tour, performed in her
"Live from Las Vegas" HBO special and dated 'IN SYNC pop singer Justin Timberlake.
George Harrison, known as "The Quiet Beatle," dies at 58
of cancer. The death of John Lennon in 1980 leaves Paul
McCartney and Ringo Starr as the only remaining Beatles.
Nelly wins Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip-
Hop, at the American Music Awards.
Michael Jackson is named Artist of
the Century at the 2002 American
Alicia Keys wins Favorite New Artist, Soul/Rhythm and Blues, and
Favorite New Artist, Pop/Rock 'n Roll, at the American Music Awards.
Keys also won five Grammys, including Song of the Year for 'Tallin'. "
Madonna tours the United States
for the first time in eight years.
Tickets sold for $250 each.
Linkin Park's "Hybrid Theory" is
the best selling album and the
song "Crawling" wins a Grammy.
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Tim McGraw and wife Faith Hill win Favorite Male and Female
Country Music Artist at the American Music Awards.
Pop group 'N SYNC
took the title Favorite
Pop/Rock 'n Roll at the
Awards. In addition,
they won a People's
Choice Award for
Favorite Musical Gn
Bush's lead singer
Gavin Rossdale an*
No Doubt's Gwen
Mya, Lil' Kim, and Pink
won a Grammy for Best
U2 earned $109.7
million from their U.S.
concert tour this year.
They won Internet
Artist of the Year at the
Awards and performed
at the Superbowl
XXXVI halftime show.
They also won four
Garth Brooks received
the Award of Merit at
the American Music
Movie soundtrack "0
Brother, Where Art Thou'
won five Grammys at the
2002 awards ceremony
and was awarded Album
of the Year.
Other musicians who
made headlines this year
included Nelly Furtado,
Outkast, Train, Staind,
India.Arie, Lenny Kravitz,
Lucinda Williams and
Janet Jackson wins Favorite Female,
Pop/Rock, at the American Music
Awards. She also won two Grammys.
Rising music and movie star
Aaliyah dies in an airplane
crash. She was 22.
Mariah Carey's first movie "Glitter"
and its soundtrack are panned by
critics and ignored by fans.
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Cell phones in schools are
considered a distraction and banned
by some administrators.
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The Intel Pentium 4 processor is the
next evolution in desktop processing
Microsoft's future generation video
game system X-Box delivers the most
powerful game experiences ever.
A new top-of-the-line iMac is introduced by Apple Computer. The redesigned computer has a floating
15-inch LCD flat screen, allowing users one-touch adjustment, a 700 MHz or 800 MHz PowerPC G4
processor, and the SuperDrive for playing and burning CDs and DVDs.
Handspring, Inc. introduces a
handheld computer with a built-in
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Dusters, as worn here by actress
Evan Rachel Wood, are a new
trend in stores everywhere.
Reggae/pop superstar Shaggy
wears his colored sunglasses, a
hot trend for the year.
There is a different attitude in American culture this year for
Halloween. A shift to the "hero concept" make firemen and
policemen costumes the most popular choices among children.
Hewlett Packard and
University of California
scientists patented a
process that will
eventually develop a
computer chip small
enough to fit on the
head of a pin.
SONICblue unveiled its
first hard drive-based
portable music player,
The Rio Riot, which
holds up to 5,000
songs or 400 CDs
worth of digital music.
Glitter, sparkle and
shimmer were found in
makeup, nail polish,
body lotion, hair gel and
on clothing. Corduroy
pants, studded belts,
hoodies, vintage and
unique cut jeans
were also popular.
A travel-size camera
from Intel was designe
to shoot Internet-ready
photos and videos for
An electric toothbrush
was a necessity when
it came to serious
DVD players gained
threatened to replace
From the court to the
classroom, Adidas All
Day All Night sneakers
were the "cool kicks"
for the year.
Cell phone cases were
a hot item to coordinate
with an outfit.
Claudia Schiffer shows off some
hot trends: low-rise jeans, fat
belts and tops with some sparkle.
Body and skin jewelry continue
to be a "cool thing to do."
Flip-flops make a comeback. They
were available in an assortment
of funky colors and styles.
After September 11, Americans unite and show their patriotism by
wearing red, white and blue.
Boots that rise to the knee are
in stores everywhere.
"His Airness" returns to the court after three years in retirement.
Michael Jordan, 39, faced perhaps his toughest challenge in
leading the Washington Wizards to the 2002 playoffs.
Barry Bonds sets a new Major
League record for most home
runs in a single season with 73.
Jennifer Capriati wins the French
Open in 2001, then wins a second
straight Australian Open in 2002.
The New England Patriots claim their first Super Bowl title with a win
over the St. Louis Rams. A dramatic fourth-quarter field goal gave the
Patriots a 20-17 victory.
During a game following the Sept. 1 1 tragedy, the football team at John R. Rogers High School in
Spokane, Wash., proudly carries the American flag onto the field. This photo appeared in several major
newspapers and was featured in Sports Illustrated.
Tiger Woods wins a fourth
consecutive major, The Masters.
Venus Williams repeats as Wimbledon and
U.S. Open Champion. In the U.S. Open
finals, Venus defeated her sister Serena.
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American cyclist Lance Armstrong claims
his third consecutive Tour De France title
With six victories and nearly $7 million in
earnings, Jeff Gordon claims another Winston Cup
Championship for the 2001 NASCAR season.
Lennox Lewis regains his World Boxing Council and
International Boxing Federation heavyweight titles
from Hasim Rahman in Las Vegas, in November.
L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant earns MVP honors
at the NBA All-Star Game, leading the West
All-Stars over the East, 135-120.
The Arizona Diamondbacks win their first World
Series crown, defeating the New York Yankees,
champions in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. returns to Daytona in July to win an emotional Pepsi 400. Just five
months earlier, a crash during the Daytona 500 took the life of his legendary father, Dale
The Colorado Avalanche win the 2001 Stanley
Cup, defeating the New Jersey Devils.
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American snowboarding sensation Kelly Clark takes the United
States' first gold medal in the Women's Half-Pipe Snowboarding
competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
Americans Ross Powers (gold), Danny Krass (silver), and Jarret
Thomas (bronze) sweep the medals in Men's Half-Pipe
Snowboarding at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
American Chris Witty
took the gold in world
record time in the
Women's 1 000-meter
competition at the
The United States
earned 34 medals in
the Winter Olympic
Games in Salt Lake
City, the most ever by
the United States
in the winter games.
Jim Shea captured the
gold in the Men's
The Miami Hurricanes
won the Rose Bowl
and their fifth NCAA
Division I Football
Championship with a
decisive 37-14 victory
over the Nebraska
team also won the
College World Series
12-1 over Stanford in
the final game.
Pitcher Danny Almonte
League Baseball with
an untouchable slider
and grueling fastball.
It was discovered
at season's end that
Almonte was 14 years
old, two years over the
league age limit.
PGA star David Duval
took home his first
career major title, the
2001 British Open, in
The U.S. two-woman bobsled
team of Vonetta Flowers and Jill
Bakken win the gold medal.
Anton Sikharulidze and Elena Berezhnaya of Russia and David
Pelletier and Jamie Sale of Canada receive gold medals in Pairs
Figure Skating. Initially given the silver medal, the Canadians were
awarded gold after misconduct by a French judge was discovered.
Casey Fitzrandolph takes the
gold in the Men's 500-meter
Speed Skating event.
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